Death Changes Man’s Opinion about Sin

Death approaching changes a man’s opinion about sin. Before, he looked upon sin as merely a matter of merriment. He thought swearing an oath, drinking to excess, and wasting his precious time in vanity was but a light thing. He said of sin, as Lot did of Zoar, “Is it not a little one?” Gen. 19:20. But when he sees death’s grim face appear, he now has other apprehensions of sin than he had before. The wine that showed its color in the glass and smiled at him now bites like a serpent, Prov. 23:32. Those sins which before were thought to be light as feathers are now like talents of lead ready to sink him. “Mischief of Sin” 81-82