A hypocrite always Reserves one nest-egg or another in his heart or life, for Satan to sit and brood on.
Jehu did many brave things - but yet he kept up the worship of his golden calves.
Naaman promises high - but yet he is for bowing in the house of Rimmon.
The pharisees were very devout - but yet they loved the praises of men, and the uppermost seats in the synagogues.
There is never a hypocrite in the world - but will do what he can to save the life of his sin though it be with the loss of his soul.
O sirs! Satan can be contented that hypocrites should yield to God in many things - provided they will be but untrue to him in some one thing...
For he very well Knows, that one sin lived in and allowed, gives him as much advantage against the soul as more.
Satan can hold a man fast enough by one sin, as the fowler can hold the bird fast enough by one claw.
Satan knows, that one sin lived in and allowed, will mar all a man's sweetest duties and services...
As one dead fly will mar the whole box of precious ointment...
And as one jarring string will bring the sweetest music out of tune.