Epitaph of a Sinner
Of all utterances made concerning sinful man, there is one that stands alone in the security of a sinner’s hope … He “whose heart the Lord opened.”
This heart, which is a cesspool of iniquity, will hear and generally acknowledge the message of the Gospel, but not until God Almighty in power through the preaching of Christ opens (lays bare) that heart to hear spiritually, will that sinner attend (embrace) the message of Christ.
Glorious payment for this sinner’s guilt, justly wrought in the person of Christ, the Lamb, by the imputation of my sin to His account and of His impeccable righteousness to my account, means nothing unless the Lord opens my heart and grants faith to attend unto that Word.
The eternal weight of mercy shown to any child of Adam will be echoed throughout the ages to come due to the one alone who was able to open a sinner’s heart.
By Marvin Stalnaker