Repentance, Humility and Holiness

Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

Romans 7:24

This verse could not describe me more perfectly. I am the chief of sinners.

When we are ill, we are more vulnerable to the temptations of the evil one. 

William Gurnall writes in The Christian in Complete Armour:
He must be armed in every part cap-à-pie, soul and body, the powers of the one, and the senses of the other, not any part left naked. A dart may fly in at a little hole, like that which brought a message of death to Ahab, through the joints of his harness, and Satan is such an archer as can shoot at a penny breadth. If all the man be armed, and only the eye left without, Satan can soon shoot his fireballs of lust in at that loophole, which shall set the whole house on flame. Eve looked but on the tree, and a poisonous dart struck her to the heart. If the eye be shut, and the ear be open to corrupt communication, Satan will soon wriggle in at this hole. If all the outward senses [of a man] be guarded, and the heart not kept with all diligence, he will soon by his own thoughts be betrayed into Satan's hands. Our enemies are on every side, and so must our armour be, ‘on the right hand and on the left,’ II Cor. 6:7. The apostle calls sin, an enemy that surrounds us, Heb. 12:1.

While I was very sick, I was vulnerable to certain sins. And now as I'm finding health, I'm vulnerable to a whole other set, namely pride. So pray for me. It is God who has blessed this endeavor. It is God who gives and takes away.
And my great desire is to honor Him in this journey and it is one which, at least so far, I'm failing terribly.

In Christ,


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