The only way to get rid of a bad habit is to stop it at once. If you try tapering off, this is the result. You drop the ‘H’ and you still have …

A bit

You think you’re getting over it by dropping a little bit of the evil thing, so you go on and drop the ‘A,’ but you still are …


That is to say, you are not getting on at all. You are deceiving yourself. You are just where you were. You are still bitten by the evil thing. However, you think you are progressing and so you drop the ‘B.’ But you still lack; you still have …


And ‘it’ is the sting of habit. ‘It’ has been the trouble all along. You are where you started. Even when you drop the ‘I’ you still have …


Which stands for temptation. And temptation is a longer word to get rid of than habit. Better do the thing ‘wholesale’ and drop all the letters at once.

‘Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul’-1 Peter 2:11

Why is it that opportunity always knocks, but temptation feels free to walk right in?

House to House

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