The Invisible Threads Silently Entwining into a Cable

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22

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

We indulge ourselves in many things which to us do not appear overtly sinful–but which leave on our soul a touch of blight, 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 cable which some day shall 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.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!” 1 Corinthians 10:31

J.R. Miller, “Help for the Day”

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