Tuesday, January 10, 2006

The Evil of Evils - Jeremiah Burroughs

"It is Better to choose affliction than sin."

-Jeremiah Burroughs -The Evil of Evils-


At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 5:32:00 PM, Blogger no_average_girl said...

oh, but how hard that choice is sometimes!

At Tuesday, January 10, 2006 7:30:00 PM, Blogger Doug E. said...

No Average Girl,

You got that right! Just think how many times we choose sin, when we are not even faced with the alternative of affliction. We just simply choose sin.

That is part of the reason I like this quote. It reminds me of the seriousness of sin.

God Bless,


At Thursday, January 12, 2006 6:11:00 AM, Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

"It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes."
Psalm 119:71

Great blog!

At Friday, January 13, 2006 7:26:00 AM, Blogger Righteous Sinner said...

I started this book (and need to finish it) and immediately realized that my biggest problem in living a holy life is that I thought I knew sin was bad, but really think much too little of its severity. I see sin horizontally (gauging it by comparing myself with others) but need to recognize (as David did) "against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight..."

The Burroughs quote helps us understand the mindset of a Christian martyr. Oh; I want to think this way, but am light-years away.


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