Friday, March 11, 2016

     If I have an orchard, and two apple trees in it, which both bear some bitter apples, perfectly worthless, does it make any difference to me that the one tree has got perhaps five hundred apples, all bad, and the other only two, both bad?
     "Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.'' 
     Suppose you were to hang up a man to the roof with a chain of ten links; if one were to break, does it matter that the other nine are all sound and whole?  Not the least.  One link breaks, and down comes the man.  But is it not rather hard that he should fall when the other nine are perfect, when only one is broken?  Why, of course not; if one is broken, it is just the same to the man as if all had been broken:  he falls.  So the man who breaks one commandment is guilty of all.  He is a criminal in God's sight.
                                                                                                                                       D. L. Moody

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