When we don't feel well and have a fever, we take an ASPIRIN to feel better. But it only reduces the fever and does not cure the illness inside. It treats the symptom and not the cause. When we lie, steal, cheat, gossip, feel that we are better looking or smarter than someone else; do we comfort ourselves by saying, "I wanted to protect them", "it was just a little lie" or "what they don't know won't hurt them"? SPIRITUAL ASPIRINS that treat the "symptoms", while the inner SOUL is being destroyed by sin! Do we give GOD the "left overs" - by giving HIM what we don't need, instead of giving HIM what we need most? "...it is your inner self...which is of great worth in GOD'S eyes." (1 Peter 3:4). Do we just treat our symptoms by taking SPIRITUAL ASPIRINS?
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