The juice of the manchineel tree is said to be so poisonous that when it touches the blood it works death with awful rapidity. Yet its appearance and fruit look most beautiful. Outwardly, it is very attractive; inwardly, it is a deadly poison. How like sin this is! Its very attractiveness is its greatest danger. It beguiles by promising much; it ends in destruction. "Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death."