Monday, March 30, 2009

Sin, A Little Thing

Here is yet another great passage from Charles Spurgeon. How often is it that we come across people in the street that try to justify their sin as "white lies" or "in the past...when I was a kid."

This is exactly why the Law is so effective in showing the sinner how exceedingly offensive all sin is to a Holy and just God, and it is what also makes the good news of the gospel shine all the more!







A little thing?


"Beware of light thoughts of sin. It is sadly true, that even a Christian may grow by degrees so callous, that the sin which once startled him--no longer alarms him in the least. We palliate and excuse our sin; we throw a cloak over it; we call it by dainty names.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? Does not the tiny coral insect--build a rock which wrecks a navy? Do not little strokes--fell lofty oaks? Will not continual droppings--wear away stones? Sin, a little thing? It girded your Redeemer's head with thorns--and pierced His heart! It made Him suffer anguish, bitterness, and woe! Could you weigh the least sin in the scales of eternity--you would fly from it as from a serpent, and abhor the least appearance of evil. Look upon all sin as that which crucified your Savior--and you will see it to be 'exceeding sinful.'"




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