To Ponder:

Sin is the only evil thing–it is the evil of evils! Sin is the poison which the old serpent spat into our virgin nature! In sin there is both pollution and enmity. Sin is compared to a “thick cloud” (Isaiah 44:22), which not only hides the light of God’s face–but brings down showers of His wrath! Sin is worse than all evils. There is more evil in a drop of sin–than in a sea of affliction! Sin is the cause of all evil. Out of this viperous womb of sin, come “evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, eagerness for lustful pleasure, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness.” Sin is the quintessence of evil. Sin puts a sting into death (1 Corinthians 15:56). Sin is worse than Hell! Hell is a burden only to the sinner–but sin is a burden to God! Amos 2:13. (Thomas Watson, “Religion Our True Interest”)

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