Summary: A sermon outlining the desperate condition of every sinner.
1. MAN’S WARPED CONSTITUTION
a) He is unrighteous - "There is none righteous, no, not one"
b) He is unreasonable - "There is none that understandeth"
c) He is unresponsive - "there is none that seeketh after God"
d) He is unrepentant - "They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable"
2. MAN’S WICKED CONVERSATION
a) It is like the vileness of a sepulchre - "Their throat is an open sepulchre"
b) It is like the venom of a serpent - "the poison of asps is under their lips"
3. MAN’S WANTON CONTRIBUTION
a) Mayhem - "Destruction"
b) Murder - "Their feet are swift to shed blood"
c) Mutiny - "no fear of God"
In evil long I took delight,
Unawed by shame or fear,
Till a new object struck my sight,
And stopped my wild career.
I saw One hanging on a tree,
In agony and blood,
Who fixed His languid eyes on me,
As near His cross I stood.
Sure, never to my latest breath,
Can I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with His death,
Though not a word He spoke.
My conscience felt and owned the guilt,
And plunged me in despair,
I saw my sins His blood had spilt,
And helped to nail Him there.
A second look He gave, which said,
“I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid;
I die that thou mayst live.”
Thus, while His death my sin displays
In all its blackest hue,
Such is the mystery of grace,
It seals my pardon too.