The Subtle Beginnings of Self-Indulgence!

J.R. Miller 90x115by J.R. Miller

We do many things which to our own eyes appear innocent and harmless–but which have in them a hidden evil which we cannot see.

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!" Psalm 1:1

by J.R. Miller