It was sin which wove the crown of thorns!"Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry!" Colossians 3:5
(J.C. Ryle, "Holiness, Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots")
Surely that man must be in an unhealthy state of soul, who can think of all that Jesus suffered — and yet love those sins for which that suffering was undergone!
It was sin which wove the crown of thorns!
It was sin which pierced our Lord's hands and feet and side!
It was sin which brought Him to Gethsemane and Calvary, to the cross and to the grave!
Cold must our hearts be, if we do not hate sin and labor to get rid of it — though we may have to cut off the right hand and pluck out the right eye in doing it!