If I am seeking everything that can delight my senses
(William Law, "A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life")
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction — and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life — and only a few find it!" Matthew 7:13-14
If I am seeking everything that can delight my senses, and regale my appetites; spending my time and fortune in pleasures, in diversions, and worldly enjoyments — then how can it be said that I am working out my salvation with fear and trembling?
If there is nothing in my life and conversation that shows me to be different from the heathen; if I use the world, and worldly enjoyments, as the generality of people now do, and in all ages have done — then why should I think that I am among those few who are walking in the narrow way to Heaven?