Satan is all the more…

Satan is all the more dangerous because of his subtlety.

#Satan #sin

Put away

“So put away all filth and evil excess and humbly welcome the message implanted within you, which is able to save your souls” James 1.21. “[T]he putting away is something we must do for ourselves, since God will not, and others cannot, do it for us.” —Guy N. Woods, James, 81.

#sin #repentance #James

Many people who don’t want…

Many people who don’t want to have to answer to God have a simple solution: deny that sin is a problem; blame God for man’s atrocities; proclaim one’s own justice and goodness. In this way, God is not the solution—he, in their minds, becomes the problem to be removed.

#God #sin

Emptiness cannot be filled with…

Emptiness cannot be filled with more #emptiness. A person does not save himself through continued acts of self-destruction. More of the same madness does not bring sanity.

#sin #perdition

He who causes God’s people to sin falls…

He who causes God’s people to sin falls under the severest divine judgment. Baasha “encouraged my people Israel to sin; their sins have made me angry” 1 Kgs 16.2.

#judgment, #sin, #stumblingblock

A person is blind to his own bitterness…

A person is blind to his own bitterness and judgmental attitude, while attacking others for the same. Thus is the deceptive nature of sin.

#sin, #spiritual-blindness

Sin bred enmity the cross has brought…

“Sin bred enmity; the cross has brought peace. Sin created a gulf between man and God; the cross has bridged it.” —J.R.W. Stott, Basic Christianity

#cross-of-christ, #jesus-christ, #sin