What infinite numbers of these infinite sins have we committed!

("Dreadfulness of God's Wrath Against Sinners!" Ezekiel Hopkins, 1633-1690)

Consider how great and manifold our sins and offences have been. And every act of sin, yes the least that ever we committed, is an infinite debt; and carries in it an infinite guilt, because committed against an infinite Majesty.

For all offences take their measures, not only from the sin committed, but from the person against whom they are committed. A reviling, injurious word against our equals, will not be punishable law. But the same reviling, injurious word against the prince, it is high treason, and punishable with death.

Just so, the least offence against the infinite majesty of the great God, becomes itself infinite—the guilt of it is far beyond whatever we can possibly conceive.

And yet, what infinite numbers of these infinite sins have we committed! The psalmist tells us in Psalm 40:12, "My sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me!"

Our thoughts are incessantly in motion: they keep pace with the moments, and yet "every imagination of the thoughts of our hearts is only evil all the time." What multitudes of them have been grossly wicked and impious, atheistic, blasphemous, impure, worldly, or malicious!

And besides the sins of our thoughts, how much have our tongues added to the sum of our sins! We have talked ourselves into debt to the justice of God; and, with our own breath, have been blowing up our everlasting and unquenchable fire!

And add to these, the numberless crowd and sum of our sinful actions, wherein we have busily employed ourselves to provoke the holy and jealous God to wrath. We shall find our sins to be doubly infinite, in their own particular guilt and demerit.

Thanks be to "Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath!" 1 Thessalonians 1:10