Prisoners of Sin
A Sermon on Psalms 107:10-16
Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
prisoners in affliction and in irons,
for they had rebelled against the words of God,
and spurned the counsel of the Most High.
So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;
they fell down, with none to help.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
and burst their bonds apart.
Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
For he shatters the doors of bronze
and cuts in two the bars of iron. (ESV)
A picture of sin and salvation; the subtlety of Satan; religion; Stan's trap; why man is in his present condition; sin explained; the life of sin; and its complications; a prisoner of sin; Jesus Christ; God's answer for the captive; Satan defeated.