At the moment i don't feel too smart. I just got off the wrong plane that took me to the wrong city and left me at the wrong airport. I went east instead of west and ended up in Lagos instead of Abuja.
It didn't look like the wrong plane, but it was. I walked through the wrong gate, dozed off on the wrong flight, and ended up in the wrong place.
Paul says we've all done the same thing, not with airplanes and airports, but with our lives and God, he tells the Roman readers,
There is none righteous, no, not one (Romans 3: 10). All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
We are all on the wrong plane, he says. All of us Gentile and Jew. Every person has taken the wrong turn. All we need help... The wrong solutions are pleasure and pride (Romans 1 and 2); the correct solution in Christ Jesus (Romans 3: 21-26)