(Arthur Pink, "An Honest Heart")
"Behold, I am vile!" Job 40:4
Sin is the Christian's heaviest burden--and his greatest grief.
"We are lying if we say we have fellowship with God--but go on living in darkness." 1 John 1:6
Repentance is not only a sorrowing for sin--but also a turning away from it; the throwing down of the weapons of our warfare against God.
If we truly love God, we will . . .
forsake our sins,
abandon our idols
and mortify our lusts.
An honest soul cannot do otherwise; anything short of that would be hypocrisy.
The upright man is the one who "fears God--and turns away from evil." Job 1:8