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To sin and not to blush!



(Thomas Brooks, "Heaven on Earth" 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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