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Saturday, September 23, 2006

To Sin And Not To Blush

Again, the following is from the message "Heaven On Earth" by Thomas Brooks. The message was preached in 1667.

Only those things which are sinful, are shameful.

That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD. 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!
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