Sin lives in a costume...

"Sin lives in a costume; that's why it's so hard to recognize. The fact that sin looks so good is one of the things that make it so bad. In order for it to do its evil work, it must present itself as something that is anything but evil. Life in a fallen world is like attending the ultimate masquerade party. Impatient yelling wears the costume of zeal for truth. Lust can masquerade as love for beauty. Gossip does it's evil work by living in the costume of concern and prayer. Craving for power and control wears the mask of biblical leadership. Fear of man gets dressed up as a servant heart. The pride of always being right masquerades as a love for biblical wisdom. Evil simply doesn't present itself as evil, which is part of it's draw."

 - Paul Tripp, Whiter Than Snow Meditations on Sin and Mercy (Loc 296, Kindle Edition)


  1. So eye-opening! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh, I like the one about "fear of man gets dressed up as a servant heart" -so true! A friend from my church said she came across your blog and really enjoys reading it - thought I would pass that on!