Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Beating Temptation to the Punch

"Consider what ways, what companies, what opportunities, what studies, what businesses, what conditions, have at any time given, or do usually give, advantages to thy distempers; and set thyself heedfully against them all.  Men will do this with respect to their bodily infirmities and distempers:  the seasons, the diet, the air that have proved offensive shall be avoided.  Are the things of the soul of less importance?"  John Owen, The Mortification of Sin

We put a lot of emphasis on bodily health - we avoid second hand smoke and eating too much refined sugar and saturated fat.  Are we as diligent in avoiding the things that pollute and damage our spiritual life?

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