The Necessity of Watchfulness

“The imperfectly sanctified Christian needs not to make a special effort, in order to transgress. If he simply remains careless and unwatchful, the self-moving inclination will do it’s own work without any struggle on his part. Hence he is liable to sin at any instant. Within him, there are the relics of an evil dispositon which by its very nature, and quality, as easily and readily sends up evil thoughts, feelings and desires, as the fire of a furnace sends up smoke and sparks”.
-W. G. T. Shedd, from his sermons to the Spiritual Man, p.335

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