Tuesday, January 6, 2015

To Abhor the Sin Which Ruins Us

"To be sensible of our corruption and abhor our own transgressions is the first symptom of spiritual health."  J. C. Ryle

"Let us not expect too much from our own hearts here below.  At our best we shall find in ourselves daily cause for humiliation, and discover that we are needy debtors to mercy and grace every hour.  The more light we have, the more we shall see our own imperfection."  J. C. Ryle

"The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts."  Blaise Pascal

"I would...suggest that some form of suffering is virtually indispensable to holiness."  John Stott

"There is no way to kill a man's righteousness but by his own consent."  John Bunyan

"In no case must we permit sin to find a lodging in our mind.  Learn to say 'no' right in the moment sin approaches you.  Only thus is victory possible."  Erich Sauer

"The sin of our nature is like a sleeping lion, the least thing that awakens it makes it rage.  The sin of our nature, though it seems quiet, and lies as fire hid under the embers, yet if it be a little stirred and blown up by a temptation, how quickly may it flame forth into scandalous evils?"  Thomas Watson

"Any unmortified desire which a man allows in will effectually drive and keep Christ out of the heart."  Charles Wesley

"Obedience to God is the most infallible evidence of sincere and supreme love to him."  Nathanael Emmons

"Love of the creature toward the Creator must include obedience or it is meaningless."  Francis Schaeffer

"Sin not only keeps us from an active, fruitful prayer life but also hinders our communion with Jesus."  Fern Nichols

"By delay of repentance, sin strengthens, and the heart hardens.  The longer ice freezeth, the harder it is to be broken."  Thomas Watson

"True repentance has a double aspect; it looks upon things past with a weeping eye, and upon the future with a watchful eye."  Robert South

"True repentance reflects contrition, a godly remorse for offending God."  R. C. Sproul

"The chief mark of authentic revival is enduring repentance."  Erroll Hulse

"An unrepentant sin is a continued sin."  Corrie Ten Boom

"To do so no more is the truest repentance."  Luther

"It is no fault of Christianity if a hypocrite falls into sin."  Jerome

"More depends on my walk than talk."  D. L. Moody

"You may not see the immediate consequences of it, but make no mistake, if you’re not killing your sin, it is in fact killing you."  Ryan Huguley

"It is our wisest and our safest course to stand at the farthest distance from sin... The best course to prevent falling into the pit is to keep at the greatest distance."  Thomas Brooks

"Prevent sin from negotiating with the soul."  John Owen

"idleness tempts the devil to tempt."  Thomas Watson

"Temptation rarely comes in working hours.  It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred."  W. M. Taylor

"Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle."  Charles  Spurgeon

"We’re not called to manage sin or minimize it.  We’re called to kill it."  Ryan Huguley

"Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, and takes off the relish of spiritual things--that to you is sin."  Susanna Wesley

"Sin is essentially a departure from God."  Luther

"...sin is not a game."  Ryan Huguley

"Sin hardens the heart, and the heart that is hardened sins even more."  James Montgomery Boice

"Sin is the dare of God's justice, the rape of his mercy, the jeer of his patience, the slight of his power, and the contempt of his love."  John Bunyan

"Take heed of abusing this mercy of God... To sin because mercy abounds is the devil's logic."  Thomas Watson

"A sin is two sins when it is defended."  Henry Smith

"It is not falling into the water, but lying in the water that drowns."  Thomas Brooks

"Kill sin before it kills you."  Richard Baxter

"Sin is like quicksand.  The man who walks on it must ultimately sink and be lost."  Anonymous

"Sins are like circles in the water when a stone is thrown into it; one produces another."  Philip Henry

"Sin never ruins but where it reigns."  William Secker

"No marvel that our sorrows are multiplied when our sins are."  Matthew Henry

"It is not the absence of sin but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors."  A. W. Pink

"I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him."  Charles Spurgeon

"Sanctification, again, is the outcome and inseparable consequence of regeneration."  J. C. Ryle

"Oh, how horrible our sins look when they are committed by someone else."  Charles Swindoll

"Let us never think that we are above a moment’s decision that could painfully alter the course of a lifetime for ourselves."  Levi the Poet

"Be dogmatically true, obstinately holy, immovably honest, desperately kind, fixedly upright."  Charles Spurgeon

"A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder."  Unknown


Jesse said...

I thought that this was a very well structured and well thought out post. Good job, Emma. Keep it up!

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