Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Righteousness is an Acquired Taste



“There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.”  –Blaise Pascal

If you are accustomed to a diet of Big Macs and French Fries, it’s harder to appreciate a spinach salad with carrots and tomatoes: even though you know it’s good for you, it just doesn’t taste all that good—at first.  The more you practice healthy habits, overtime you acquire a taste for it and you begin to crave it.  Similarly, when you are used to a lifestyle of living in sin, it’s difficult to desire righteousness: even though you know its good for you spiritually, it just isn’t as sweet as sin—at first.  The more you practice righteous habits, overtime you acquire a taste for it and you begin to crave it.  There is nothing sweeter than being pure and holy in the sight of God.  

He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life, and he who pursues evil will bring about his own death (Proverbs 11:19, NASB).

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