For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
I. THEIR MINDS ARE OCCUPIED EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE THINGS OF A PRESENT WORLD (Philippians 3:19).
II. THE CONSCIENCE AND HEART, THEN, EXEMPLIFY THE EFFECT OF LONG-CONTINUED RESISTANCE TO THE GOSPEL.
1. The natural effect.
2. The judicial effect.
3. This produced by the abuse of abundant mercy.
III. THE MORAL CHARACTER OF GOD IS GROSSLY MISAPPREHENDED.
1. It is with God they have to do.
2. Did they apprehend His character, infinitely holy and just.
3. They have an idol in His place.
IV. THE NATURE OF THE LAW BY WHICH THEY ARE TO BE TRIED AND JUDGED IS NOT UNDERSTOOD.
V. THERE IS GENERALLY AN EXTREME IGNORANCE AS TO THE NATURE OF THE SALVATION WHICH IS OFFERED IN THE GOSPEL.
Parallel VersesKJV: For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.