Pristine Grace

Seven Evils of the Heart
by John Bunyan

I find to this day seven evils in my heart:

  1. Inclining to unbelief.
  2. Suddenly forgetting the love and mercy that Christ has shown to me.
  3. A leaning toward the works of the law.
  4. Wanderings and coldness in prayer.
  5. To forget to watch for my prayers to be answered.
  6. Aptness to murmur because I have no more, and yet ready to abuse what I have.
  7. I can do none of those things which God commands me without sinning. Even though these things cause me great distress, the knowledge of them is good for me because I am inclined to look to my Lord where I find relief.