Secret Sins

There is a terrible disease called marasmus; it is a wasting of the flesh, without any apparent cause. The withering goes on, yet no disease is visible. Spiritual marasmus is a common malady. The life and testimony of the Christian may be slowly decaying, yet no outward fault or failure may be' visible. There is secret sin, and the Holy Spirit has been grieved, so that the spiritual life and power is only the dried skeleton of what it once was. "Cleanse Thou me from secret faults" (Psa_19:12).