Friday, February 22, 2013

Clinging to earthly pleasures

"Remember what I say: if you would cleave to earthly pleasures, these are the things which murder souls. There is no surer way to get a seared conscience and a hard impenitent heart, than to give way to the desires of the flesh and mind. It seems nothing at first, but it tells in the long run.

"Consider what Peter says: 'abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul' (1 Peter 2:11). They destroy the soul's peace, break down its strength, lead it in to hard captivity, make it a slave."

~ J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)

When I read this, I thought about my computer usage. Not "bad stuff" but just a lot of time wasters...  a lot... and it can feel addictive at times.  Earthly pleasures... these are the things which murder souls...

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