All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Psalm 14:3
Again, David is crying out to God about the corruption of the people. As he looks around, He does not see anyone serving God or doing any good. The world had become corrupt and full of sin.
Times have not changed since David was on alive several thousand years ago. Everywhere a person looks, it appears as though a sinful lifestyle is the way to live. Sin is promoted in every way imaginable.
The challenge for believers is to also realize that sin is at work in their own personal lives. No one is really any different from any other person. There are some in the church who look at certain sinful lifestyles and call those sins ‘greater’ sins than others. Or they will condemn those living in those ways, while, they, themselves are living in a sin.
It is easy for people to forget that taking a pen at work that is not theirs, or gossiping, or breaking a promise are all sins. Those sins are no different from the sin of a person who just murdered someone, or practices witchcraft, or lives in an alternate lifestyle.
The reality of it all is as David said and Paul repeated, several thousand years later: everyone has sinned and do not do any good. Everyone continues to sin against God.
The real difference between the world and a believer, is that the believer has been forgiven and is striving to live for God. You must be trying to live for God, despite all of your faults and failures.
As a believer, you must always be becoming a little more like Jesus in your life. You must work to do the right and good thing all the time. If you stay the same, you never change. If you never change, you are just like the world.
Do not be like the world. And do not just sit and condemn the world as though you are better than them. Be the one who will be a witness of who Jesus is and what He has done in your life. Show His great love to those in this world.
Today I pray that you will know the forgiveness Jesus offers you; that you will see all sin as sin against God; that you will turn from every sin in your life; and that you will tell others of what Jesus has done for them.