[b]To sin and not to blush![/b](Thomas Brooks, "Heaven on Earth" 1667)Only those things which are sinful, are shameful. "Then, when I make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign Lord." Ezekiel 16:63 When the penitent soul sees his sins pardoned, the anger of God pacified, and divine justice satisfied, then he sits down ashamed.Sin and shame are inseparable companions. A Christian cannot have the seeming sweet of sin, but he shall have the real shame which accompanies sin. These two God has joined together, and all the world cannot put them asunder.It was the vile and impenitent Caligula who said of himself, "that he loved nothing better in himself,than that he could not be ashamed."A soul who has sinned away all shame, is a soul ripe for hell--and given up to Satan! A greater plague cannot befall a man in this life, than to sin and not to blush!
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
We slight God with the brazeness of our sins.We suppose because God is a God of forgiveness and mercy that as we get into habitual sin, God will once again simply forgive. So we get into the sin, repent, sin, repent cycle. Not really repenting, but rather enjoying the sin and lamenting that we even have to give it up.We would rather give up God before giving up our sin. Oh no? Then why the struggle? Why the fight? There can only be one winner, the sin or God. Not the sin and God. Choose this day who you will serve. God bless.