We humans have a great tendency to make light of sin. I will probably add to this resource in time, but for now some wisdom from those who have learned that sin should not be made light of. Thank you Jesus for becoming sin that we might become righteous, and for lingering on this fallen earth long enough to show us how to be righteous in the midst of sin.
“But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the Lord, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.” Numbers 32:23
"...She (Jerusalem) did not consider her future (literally "did not remember her latter end"). Therefore she has fallen astonishingly;...." Lamentations 1:9
“Sin is like a bloody prince that having invited several great men to a great feast flattered them one by one and then chopped of their heads.” Puritan Thomas Adams – 1583-1652
“Sin cost more than you ever expected to pay And it stays longer than you ever expected it to stay.” Author unknown
“….every seemingly unimportant omission in our spiritual practices produces some injury.” Thomas a Kempis – The Imitation of Christ – p. 24
“Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” Robert Louis Stevenson
“God will either show you the greatness of your sin or He will show others the greatness of your sin.” Author unknown
“The giving way to the law of sin in the least is the giving strength unto it. To let it alone is to let it grow; not to conquer it is to be conquered by it.” John Owen
“Whilst the conscience hath any means to alleviate the guilt of sin, the soul will never vigorously attempt its mortification.” John Owen
“The thorns I have reaped
Are of the tree I planted.
They have torn me and I bleed.
I should have known
What fruit would spring
From such a tree.” Lord Byron, a brilliant European poet, 1788-1824, spent his life in a mad search for pleasure.
“Christians seem to despise reality. We tend to be squeamish when looking at the destructive effects of sin. It is unpleasant to face the consequences of sin – our own and others’. To do so seems to discount the finished and sufficient work of our Savior. And so we pretend that we’re fine, when in fact, we know that something is troubling our soul. A dull ache occasionally floats to the surface, or stalking memories return in dreams or in odd thoughts during the day.
But why bother about such strange feelings when our salvation is guaranteed and life’s task is clear: trust and obey?” Dan Allender – The Wounded Heart – p. 14