Friday, October 16, 2009


Two things make a man miserable,
Yea, three reduce him to ashes:

Knowing the truth but denying it;
Craving glory but never attaining it;
Beholding beauty and ruining it.

This is why Satan must be the most miserable creature alive, and the sinner in love with his sin not far behind. For Satan knows the truth about God, has beheld His beauty, and craves the glory of God which he can never secure. And the sinner suppresses the truth in unrighteousness, twists beauty by his lusts and darkened mind, and changes the glory of the Creator into birds and animals and other idols. Rejecting the knowledge of God leads inevitably to misery, especially the eternal misery of being shut out of His glorious presence and power (2 Thes. 1:8-10).

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