According to our Bible verse for today we are twice-sinners. We are sinners by both nature and by choice. Being sinners by nature means that we are born into a sinful lineage tracing back to Adam and Eve. Coming into a sinful, fallen world into a sinful family, we have almost a genetic propensity towards iniquity. For example, just look at a child. You never have to teach them what lying and taking are, but instead are constantly correcting them for lying and selfish ways. But sinful by nature is only part of the curse, once old enough to be responsible for our choices we are also sinners by choice, willfully choosing to go our own way rather than God’s way. Truly we would be without hope were it not for the gracious intervention of our Lord, Jesus Christ!
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.