Sunday, May 03, 2009

The Sins of Anxiety, Worry, and Fretting!!!

Matt. 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

The waste of it! The uselessness of it! All the worry that ever got itself accomplished in this weary, worrying world; all the sleepless nights; all the burdened days; all the joyless, mirthless, peace destroying, health destroying, happiness destroying, love destroying hours that men and women have ever in all earth's centuries given to worry, have never wrought one good thing.

It was all evil and only evil. It shut out the face of God, the loveliness of nature, the joy of love and the compensations of life. It poisoned the peace of others and cast its hateful shadow over other lives.

The very point of the sin of worry, the very reason why it is the basest, most cowardly of sins, is that it darkens the lives we are most responsible to bless - and all for no good, but only to blight and wrong.

The amazing thing about it is that no one is convicted of this mean sin! Good people live in it and with no sense of the outrage which it involves against the love of a kind, heavenly Father and against the rights of others!

By C. I. Scofield

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