Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you.…
It is said that where the most beautiful cacti grow, there the venomous serpents are to be found at the root of every plant. And it is so with sin. Your fairest pleasures will harbour your grossest sins. Take care, take care, of your pleasures. Cleopatra's asp was introduced in a basket of flowers: so are our sins often brought to us in the flowers of our pleasure.
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
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