Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Human Condition Described – Part 2

“Their feet are swift to shed blood; 16 in their paths are ruin and misery, 17 and the way of peace they have not known.” 18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.  Romans 3:15-20

A. Human Condition Defined

1. All under sin’s dominion

Rom. 3:9, Rom. 6:14, Gal. 3:21-22

2. All under sin’s consequences: Total depravity

Ps. 14:1-3, Ps. 53:1-3, Ps. 51:1-2

– Morally destitute heart: Rom. 3:10, Matt. 15:16-20

– Corrupt mind: Rom. 3:11, Gen. 6:5,

– Captive will: Rom. 3:11b-12, Eph. 2:1-3

B. Human Condition Described

1. Ungodliness in our speech

Rom. 3:13-14, Ps. 5:9, Ps. 140:3, Ps. 10:7

a. Destructive power in ungodly speech

– The open grave: Rom. 3:13-14

– The poisonous viper: Rom. 3:13b

b. Deceptive power in ungodly speech: Rom.3:13


2. Ungodliness in our actions

Rom. 3:15-17, Isaiah 59:7-8

a. The direction the wicked travel

Gen. 4:8-20, Prov. 1:10-11, 15-16

b. The carnage the wicked leave

Gal. 5:15

c. The ignorance the wicked have

Isa. 57:21

3. Ungodliness in our attitude

Rom. 3:18