Romans 3 says “there is none that seeketh after God.”
I read a blog post talking about this phrase and how it’s not really true, there are many Scriptures that say man can seek God (Acts 17:27 being a great one).
2 Chronicles 15 mentions seeking God several times as well. “Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law. But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them” (15:3,4).
Even though they were without God, a teaching priest (an interesting description) or even the Law, they still sought God and even found Him. They got quite serious about it too.
“And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul; That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman” (15:12,13).
If they didn’t seek God they were put to death! There’s some motivation for ya! Romans 1:20 says that God is so obvious there is no excuse for not finding Him. So what is Romans 3 talking about?
Romans 3 is quoting various Psalms talking about wicked people, evil guys, people who deny the existence of God. We all have this in us as people, but we have also seen that God is seeking us and making Himself known to us.
There are many who persist in ignoring Him, but there are also those who will seek Him.
Romans 3 says that the Law condemns people, it points out our sin and selfish desires to ignore God. The point is not whether man can seek God, the point is that the Law can point out our fault and direct us to (help us seek) Christ where righteousness is given to all who would believe (3:21,22).
Seek and you shall find (Luke 11:9).