Thursday, January 7, 2010

Grace Gems - The Deceitfulness Of Sin

Grace Gems is a vast treasury of writings and excerpts from Reformers,Puritans, and other great godly people from history. My wife and I are both on the mailing list and we receive precious spiritual food from them every day (Click here to sign up for Grace Gems). Yesterday's Grace Gem by Jeremy Taylor was a very sobering reminder of the ever present peril of sin and how it attacks by stealth - so much so that I am posting it here today:

"Lest any of you be hardened through the
deceitfulness of sin!" Hebrews 3:13

First sin startles him,
then it becomes pleasing,
then easy,
then delightful,
then frequent,
then habitual,
then confirmed!

Then the man is impenitent,
then obstinate,
then resolves never to repent,
and then he is damned!

"For the wages of sin is death!" Romans 6:23

1 comment:

Erik said...

Nothing like a Puritan to tell it like it is. ;) They were surgeons of the soul.

Soli Deo Gloria!