Every advancing step I take toward my goal of comfort is yet another retreating step I take away from God’s goal of the impossible.
In the deceitfulness of our hearts, we sometimes play with temptation by entertaining the thought that we can always confess and later ask forgiveness. Such thinking is exceedingly dangerous. God’s judgement is without partiality. He never overlooks our sin. He never decides not to bother, since the sin is only a small one. No, God hates sin intensely whenever and wherever He finds it.
It is the absence of the knowledge of God and man’s refusal to obey Him that lies at the root of every problem that besets us.