The evil of sin!
by Thomas Boston.
Learn the evil of sin.
Sin is a stream that will carry down the sinner,
until he is swallowed up in the ocean of wrath!
The pleasures of sin are bought too dear,
at the rate of everlasting burnings!
What did the rich man's purple clothing and sumptuous food
avail him, when in hell he was encircled by purple flames,
and could not have a drop of water to cool his tongue?
Alas! that men should indulge themselves in sin
which will bring such bitterness in the end!
That they should drink so greedily of the poisonous cup, and
hug that serpent in their bosom that will sting them to the heart!