Monday, June 04, 2012

Daily Thought: Past Sin and Present Good

There is nothing which so frustrates good resolutions and paralyzes noble efforts as the dead weight of past sins...What is it that mocks the generous thought rising in our minds, that silences the noble word on our lips, that paralyzes the forming energy of our actions? Is it not the internal whisper, Remember how you have failed before? This is the curse of past sin: it will not let us do the good we would.

Stalker, James (2011-03-30). The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ: A Devotional History of our Lord's Passion (p. 49).  . Kindle Edition.

1 comment:

A New Kind of Literary Critic... said...

I believe that you are in a way right. However, I think that you are over looking the influence that fear has in our daily lives when it comes to this issue. Ask yourself this question, "What is it that makes me lock my door everyday when I leave my house for work?" Even actions as simple as this one are a powerful reminder that we are living under the influence of Satan's fear. If we can let go of our fears, and allow God to show us how to be more generous and loving, perhaps we will finally grow into the children God always desired.
Joy Johnson

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