A few, easy, or gentle strokes!

(John Owen)

Let no man think to kill sin — with a few, easy, or gentle strokes!

He who has once smitten a serpent, if he does not beat it until it is slain — may regret that he ever began the quarrel!

Just so it is with the one who undertakes to deal with sin — and does not constantly pursue it to its death!

"Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry." Colossians 3:5