To a child of God who has felt and mourned over the power of sin, we need not stay to prove how hardening is the tendency of sin. How it crusts the heart with a callousness which no human power can soften; and which often requires heavy affliction to remove. Where a child of God, then, neglects the habit of a daily confession of sin, by slow and almost imperceptible degrees, the conscience loses its tenderness, and becomes, by this gradual process, so hardened, as at length to think nothing of a sin which at one period would have filled the soul with horror and remorse.

~ The Works of Octavius Winslow by Octavius Winslow ~

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