Christ's sympathy He is the infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, gracious, just, holy, and unchangeable I AM! The last day of the year This is the last evening of the year! Mary might well complain of Martha! The carrion which professors can now feed upon! The funeral of all your sorrows! Grace Gems for MAY 2007 The presence of a loving God! Orthodox in creed--but heterodox in life! My politics! Three golden balls! Spoiled children! He was infinitely happy and glorious without us! Yes, He is altogether lovely! A far-off Hell is the dread of no man! A Bag, a Book, and a Bottle! The Infinite has become an infant! Short pithy quotes from the Puritan Thomas Brooks! Grace Gems for MAY 2007 The presence of a loving God! The hen which does not sit on her eggs! The bags will come to an end, long before the treasure is exhausted! Who cares for pebbles--when jewels glitter before him? A golden master-key!
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Spurgeon's 'EVENING by EVENING' for August 14
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Five sharp stings!
(Thomas Watson, "A Divine Cordial" 1663)
Many love sin, more than God. "They are haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful, inventors of evil." Romans 1:30
What is there in sin--that any should love it?
Sin is a debt. "Forgive us our debts." Matthew 6:12
Sin is a debt which binds over to the wrath of God!
And will you love sin? Does any man love to be in debt?
Sin is a disease. "Your whole head is injured, your whole heart is sick. From the sole of your foot to the top of your head there is no soundness--only wounds and welts and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with oil." Isaiah 1:5-6. And will you love sin? Will any man hug a disease? Will he love his plague sores?
Sin is a pollution. The apostle calls it "filthiness." James 1:21. It is compared to leprosy and to poison of asps!
Sin is a hideous monster. Lust makes a man brutish--and malice makes him devilish! What is in sin to be loved? Shall we love deformity?
God's heart rises against sinners. "My soul loathed them!" Zechariah 11:8
Sin is an enemy. It is compared to a "serpent". Sin has five sharp stings:
Will a man love that which seeks his death? Surely then it is better to love God than sin.
God will save you--but sin will damn you! Is he not a fool--who loves damnation!
But love to God will never let sin thrive in the heart. The love of God withers sin. The flower of love kills the weed of sin! How should we labor for that grace of love to God--which is the only corrosive to destroy sin!