Not only did we rebel, putting ourselves up as the ultimate of our own universes, we also fell short. We fell short of the perfection a holy God requires.
We've lied, cheated, been bitter. We've sought our own gain at the expense of others. We've slandered others' reputations.
Even our own standards we fail to meet. We tell children to be kind and then gossip. We expect employees to be honest on their time sheets, but we stretch the numbers on our taxes.
Romans 3:10-23; Matthew 7:1-5