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Let us remember, there is One who daily records all we do for Him, and sees more beauty in His servants' work than His servants do themselves... And then shall His faithful witnesses discover, to their wonder and surprise, that there never was a word spoken on their Master's behalf, which does not receive a reward.

    Topics: Service, Faithful, Rewards

He that boasts of being one of God's elect, while he is willfully and habitually living in sin, is only deceiving himself, and talking wicked blasphemy.

    Topics: Sin, Boasting

Once let us see that sin is far viler, and far nearer to us, and sticks more closely to us than we supposed, and we shall be led, I trust and believe, to get nearer to Christ.

    Topics: Sin

A sin...consists in doing, saying, thinking, or imagining anything that is not in perfect conformity with the mind and law of God

    Topics: Sin
    Source: Holiness.

Christ is never fully valued, until sin is clearly seen. We must know the depth and malignity of our disease, in order to appreciate the great Physician.

    Topics: Sin, Christ
    Source: The Gospel of Luke, 1858.

How can we love sin, when we remember that because of our sins Jesus died?

    Topics: Sin
    Source: The Cross: A Call to the Fundamentals of Religion.

Let us, then, have it fixed down in our minds that the sinfulness of man does not begin from without, but from within. It is not the result of bad training in early years. It is not picked up from bad companions and bad examples, as some weak Christians are too fond of saying. No! It is a family disease, which we all inherit from our first parents, Adam and Eve, and with which we are born.

    Topics: Sin

Sin forsaken is one of the best evidences of sin forgiven.

    Topics: Sin, Forgiveness

Sin must indeed be exceeding sinful, when the Father must needs give His only Son to be the sinner's Friend!

    Topics: Sin, The Cross
    Source: Foundations of Faith.

The servant of Christ must never be surprised if he has to drink of the same cup with His Lord.

    Topics: Suffering

The chief weapon we ought to use in resisting Satan is the Bible. Three times the great enemy offered temptations to our Lord. Three times his offer was refused, with a text of Scripture as the reason, "it is written" (Mt. 3:4, 7, 10).

    Topics: Temptation, The Bible
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 4.

To be tempted is in itself no sin. It is the yielding to the temptation, and giving it a place in our hearts, which we must fear.

    Topics: Temptation
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 4.

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