Does Not Sin Sit Light?


This is the cause of no small mischief to our souls. This is the cause why Christ is no more precious, and the promises no more sweet, because sin sits so light. Why can we hear the Gospel as a common, lovely thing, and be but little affected with it? If you could get a greater sense of sin upon your spirit, this would be a speedy course of preventing sin. This is a cutting down of a great limb of sin. When a man cuts down a limb of the tree, a great deal of brush will come down with it; and so, if you cut down this limb, let sin sit heavy, down come self and pride, and many sins will come down with it. How is it that Paul could say, “O wretched man that I am,” and we are no more distressed with the sense of sin?

– Joseph Alleine