I am ready to meet God face to face tonight and look into those eyes of infinite holiness, for all my sins are covered by the atoning blood.
We can agree with what the gospel says about our sinfulness without becoming overwhelmed by guilt and shame. Further, we do not have to prove that we are victims rather than victimizers out of a desperate effort to persuade ourselves that we are righteous. We have Christ’s righteousness already. We can rest in this.
The indulgence of one sin opens the door to further sins. The indulgence of one sin diverts the soul from the use of those means by which all other sins should be resisted.
All sins are contained in this one category, that one turns away from things divine and truly enduring, and turns towards those which are mutable and uncertain.
A pastor who won’t address sin lest he alienate his hearers is like a doctor who won’t address sickness lest he alienate his patients.
Lying covers a multitude of sins – temporarily.
Sin and disease are evil, definite evil, not imperfect good; they do not call for improvement, they call for destruction.
Just as iron, even without willing it, is drawn by a magnet, so is a slave to bad habits dragged about by them.
Nothing can effectually kill sin but a clear beholding of Christ’s righteousness.
The voice of sin is loud, but the voice of forgiveness is louder.