Psalm 51: Sin; It's Everywhere, It's EverywhereWednesday, December 7, 2011
Sin is not hurtful because it is forbidden, but forbidden because it is hurtful.
Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sin.
Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
A sin takes on new and real terror when there seems to be a chance that it is going to be found out.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.
Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains.
Thomas Fowell Buxton
To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.
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.
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
It is impossible for a man to be freed from the habit of sin before he hates it, just as it is impossible to receive forgiveness before confessing his trespasses.
We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or the guilt of sin.
Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state.
In short, a man must be free from the sin he is, which makes him do the sin he does.
The temptation of the age is to look good without being good.
Repentance is but a denying of our will, and an opposition of our fantasies.
Personal sin reflected upon breeds compassion.
John M. Shanahan
People don’t do what they believe in – they just do what’s most convenient and then they repent.
I would rather feel remorse than know how to define it.
Why does no one confess his sins? Because he is yet in them. It is for a man who has awoke from sleep to tell his dreams.
All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation.
Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.
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.
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be built.
We are all too Christian to really enjoy sinning, and all too fond of sin to really enjoy Christianity. Peter Marshall
Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
Few love to hear the sins they love to act.