Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sin-It's Everywhere, It's Everywhere!

Thoughts from my reading in Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy by Paul David Tripp. Devotional is indented.

My sin is ever before me. Psalm 51:3

"Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but forbidden because it is hurtful."
Benjamin Franklin

"Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs."
Seneca

"Pleasure is the bait of sin."
Plato

"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it."
Thomas Jefferson

"Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end."
The Talmud

"If you have sinned, do not lie down without repentance; for the want of repentance after one has sinned makes the heart harder and harder."
John Bunyan

"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or the guilt of sin."
C. S. Lewis

"The temptation of the age is to look good without being good."
Brennan Manning

"Personal sin reflected upon breeds compassion."
John M. Shanahan

"I would rather feel remorse than know how to define it."
Thomas A Kempis

"Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache."
Hungarian Proverb

"Sin is never at a stay; if we do not retreat from it, we shall advance in it, and the farther we go, the more we have to come back."
Isaac Barrow
These are some of the thoughts from the meditation that stood out to me. There were others that I left out for space.

Here is a question from the meditation.

What fresh things does God want you to learn and remember about sin?
It is so deceptive and dangerous. How far can we go and not get bit? The truth is that we can rarely walk into its territory without paying a high price. The effect and consequences are more than we planned for. Sometimes we never make it back.

I also see how blind it can make me. Life looked at through the lens of sin is far from reality. It looks good and pleasurable but the danger is not seen.

I must ask God for his protection, power and revelation.

Philip
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