We indulge ourselves in many things which do not appear sinful to us–but which leave on our soul a touch of blight, and a soiling of purity–of which we do not dream!
We permit ourselves many little habits in which we see no danger–but which are silently entwining their invisible threads into a strong cable which may some day bind us hand and foot!
We spare ourselves self-denials and sacrifices, thinking there is no reason why we should make them, unaware that we are lowering our standard of holy living, and permitting the subtle beginnings of self-indulgence to creep into our hearts!
“Blessed is the man who does not . . .
walk in the counsel of the wicked,
or stand in the way of sinners,
or sit in the seat of mockers!”
From Grace Gems