Monday, July 9, 2012

The Steps of Man

Oh the shame at reading this from John Owens in "The Mortification of Sin":

"He doth not wait upon God, who perhaps yet hides his face, and sees the poor creatures stealing peace and running away with it, knowing that the time will come when he will deal with him again, and call him to a new reckoning; when he shall see that it is in vain to go one step where God doth not take him by the hand."

Many of my steps are not ordered by God. A stumble or misstep upon the path of God is only a small matter, but a successful step in the wrong direction is to be hated and despised.


Gorges Smythe said...

I've made a few of those steps over the years (and paid the price).

Ernest said...

All we can do is pray that the consequences be delivered to us as quickly as possible so as to lessen the pain and to shorten the return to the path.