O learn to look upon sin through the curse!
(Thomas Doolittle, "Love to Christ Necessary to Escape the Curse at His Coming!" 1693)
"If any man does not love the Lord Jesus Christ — let him be Anathema! (or accursed)." 1 Corinthians 16:22
Would you flee from the curse — and yet run into sin?
Would you escape the curse — and yet live in sin?
What is this, but that you would drink poison — and hope that you shall live?
That you would run into the fire — and imagine that you shall not be burned?
Do you cry out under the curse as a grievous pain — and yet look upon sin as the greatest pleasure?
Is the curse dreadful — and do you look upon sin as delightful?
Is the curse intolerable — and can sin be profitable?
O learn to look upon sin through the curse — and then sin will appear to be a cursed thing indeed!