|Encouragement in the Battle|
REALIZE YOU CANNOT CURE YOUR OWN HYPOCRISY
Hypocrisy is like a fistula sore. It seems like a minor eruption on the surface but is one of the hardest wounds to heal because it is hard to find the bottom of it. Your will might promise never to lie or deceive again; but it is an easy thing to be cheated by your intentions: 'He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool' (Prov. 28:26).
Many people die because they are reluctant to pay the price of seeing a skilled physician while there is still time. Beware of self-resolution and self-reformation. Only God can cure sin. If you experiment with your own heart instead of seeking the help of heaven you may mend one iniquity but tear open two worse sins.
|William Gurnall (1617-1679)|