Monday, October 26, 2015

A Little Thing?

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive 
us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 
(1John 1:9)

"Christian, how you think lightly of sin. Take heed, lest
you fall, little by little. Sin, a little thing? Is it not a poison?
Who knows its deadliness? Sin, a little thing? Do not the
little foxes spoil the grapes? Do not little strokes fell mighty
oaks? Will not continual droppings wear away stone? Sin,
a little thing? It girded the Redeemer's head with thorns and
pierced His heart! It made Him suffer anguish,bitterness and

Could you weigh the least sin in the scales of eternity, you
would flee from it as from a poisonous snake, and abhor
the least appearance of evil. Look upon all sin as that which
crucified the Savior, and you will see it to be exceeding sinful.

As for our own faults (flesh patterns), it would take a large
slate to hold the account of them; but thank God we know
where to take them (To the cross) ,and how to get the better
of them."
Charles Spurgeon.1834-1888

Reader, sometimes I need to dip into the writings of Christians
from a previous century in order to grasp a concept that seems
to be missing in the teachings of today. Repentance simply
means to turn around and go in a different direction. When we
turn, there is Jesus with His arms open wide ready to clasp us
to His breast. When we get caught up in a sinful pattern we
move away from God.  He does not move away from us!

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