Since God will be my end
Let Him be my beginning.
So that I may now fully live
Instead of falling, straying, sinning.
Our Lord worked with people as they were, and He was patient-not tolerant of sin, but compassionate.
So long as you do not quarrel with sin, you will never be a truly happy man.
John Charles Ryle
One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame we have killed off so much real shame as well.
Love the sinner, hate the sin? How about: Love the sinner, hate your own sin! I don’t have time to hate your sin. There are too many of you! Hating my sin is a full-time job. How about you hate your sin, I’ll hate my sin and let’s just love each other!