Romans 3:11 – No one understands; no one seeks for God.
This simple statement is loaded with theological concepts, making it not so simple. Rather than solely stating the fact that men do not seek God, this verse implies that God seeks men.
John 1:14a – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. . . .
1 John 4:19 – We love because he first loved us.
Romans 5:6-8, 10 – For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person–though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die–but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.
In our totally depraved state we could not initiate this reconciliation nor did we even desire it. Our will was enslaved by sin. Yet, God in His grace is greater than our sin. God sought us in sending His Son and drawing us to Himself. This verse truly implies that God came to us, seeking us, for us, and every other humbling factor that’s implied in that.
* Originally posted on former blog, I’m Calling Us Out.