For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Psalm 51:3 (ESV)

It’s amazing how Paul Tripp can write in such a way that cuts right deep into your heart. Here’s today heart surgery, be ready.

Sin lives in a costume; 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 a zeal for truth. Lust can masquerade as a love for beauty. Gossip does its 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 if biblical wisdom. Evil simply does not present itself as evil, which is part of its draw.

Do you pray for open eyes to see yourself more clearly?