Two filthy rooms!
"And when the Spirit comes, He will convict the world of
and of God's righteousness, and of the coming judgment."
One of the principle things which distinguishes a regenerate
person from an unregenerate one, may be likened unto two filthy rooms.
In one room, the blinds are raised and the sunlight streams in,
exposing the filth all around.
In the other room, the blinds are lowered, and one walking through
the room would be unable to discern its real condition.
Thus it is in the case of one who has been renewed by the Spirit:
his eyes have been opened to see the awful filth which
lurks in every corner of his heart.
But in the case of the unregenerate, though they have occasional
twinges of conscience when they act wrongfully, they are very
largely ignorant of the awful fact that they are a complete mass
of corruption in the pure eyes of the thrice holy God.
"I am dust and ashes!" Genesis
Job said of himself, "I am vile!" Job 40:4
"I am a worm!" Psalm 22:6
"Woe is me! I am ruined!" Isaiah 6:5
"I am a sinful man, O Lord!"
Paul considered himself, "The chief of sinners!"