Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge?
Who eat up my people as they eat bread:
They have not called upon God (Psa 53.4; cf. 14.4).
Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee,
And upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name (Psa 79.6).
A clear pattern of ungodliness arises from these similar verses in the psalms, a pattern of spiritual ignorance, antipathy, and indifference. Where these traits are characteristic, a person or a people are ungodly and perishing. Whatever of them remains in Christians should humble us and become targets of purposeful mortification.
Do you know how your sins are to be pardoned? Do you know how a just and holy God can forgive your many transgressions and yet be just and holy still?
Let me suppose for a moment that you are anxious about your soul. You are pressed down by a bad conscience. The remembrance of your sins is grievous to you. The burden of them is intolerable. Now what ought you to do? Whither will you go? Which way will you turn? What will you trust in for pardon and forgiveness? Listen to me for a few moments, while I speak to you about this.