“Our trouble is that we do not hate our sins enough. We like playing with fire. We see our sins as familiar companions, but they are a destructive force. We need to cultivate a hatred for our sins—to destroy them before they destroy us—by continually reminding ourselves of what our sins cost Jesus on the cross and of what our sins continue to cost us. We rob ourselves of joy and of all awareness of the grace and favor of God when we toy with our sins.” —Guy Richard