"It is the greatest unkindness that can be showed to a friend, to adventure the complaining, bleeding, and grieving of his soul upon a light and a slight occasion. So it is the greatest unkindness that can be showed to God, Christ, and the Spirit, for a soul to put God upon complaining, Christ upon bleeding, and the Spirit upon grieving, by yielding to little sins. Therefore, when Satan says it is but a little one, do thou answer, that oftentimes there is the greatest unkindness showed to God's glorious majesty, in the acting of the least folly, and therefore thou wilt not displease they best and greatest friend, by yielding to his greatest enemy." (41)I can't honestly say that there's anything for me to add to that.
Friday, August 3, 2007
It's only a little sin
I'm currently reading Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices by Thomas Brooks (no relation that I'm aware of). One of Satan's devices, he says, is to tell us that it's only a little sin. Brooks responds with this: