Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sin is evil

 Sin works contrary to God, and it is contrary to God's works — and is called the work of the devil (1 John 3:8). All God's works were exceedingly good — and beautiful even to admiration. But the works of sin are deformed and monstrously ugly — for it works disorder, confusion, and everything that is abominable. Sin may be arraigned for all the mischiefs and villainies which have been done in the world. Sin is . . .
the master of rebellion,
the author of sedition,
the builder of Babel,
the troubler of all mankind.
So contrary is sin to the works of God, that it sought and still seeks to undo all that God does — that there might be no seed, nor name, nor root left him in the earth. Everything works according to its nature — as the root is, so is the fruit; and thus every tree is known, whether it is a good tree or a bad (Matthew 7:17-I8). God is good — and does good (Psalm 119:68). Sin is evil — and does evil — indeed, it does nothing else. So sin and its works are contrary to God and his works.

Excerpt from Ralph Venning's plague of plagues

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