Fear of Sin
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from all appearance of evil.

The old naturalist, Ulysses Androvaldus, tell us that a dove is so afraid of a hawk, that she will be frightened at the sight of one of its feathers. Whether it be so or not, I cannot tell; but this I know, that when a man has had a thorough shaking over the jaws of hell, he will be so afraid of sin, that even one of its feathers — any one sin — will alarm and send a thrill of fear through his soul This is a part of the way by which the Lord turns us when we are turned indeed.

(C. H. Spurgeon.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Abstain from all appearance of evil.

WEB: Abstain from every form of evil.

Avoiding the Appearance of Evil
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