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Too Much of a Good Thing?

November 1999 | by Thomas Watson

More are hurt more by lawful things than unlawful, just as more are killed by fat than poison. Violent sin frightens us, but how many die through excess in using legal things without limitation? Rest is lawful, work is lawful, eating and drinking are lawful, but many destroy their health with too much. Family love is lawful and necessary, but how often does the devil tempt us to put husband, wife or child in God’s place? Excess makes things lawful become sinful.