Jerry Bridges, an author I respect and appreciate, has a new book out called Respectable Sins.
Just to meditate on THAT is probably helpful... refined sins.
This quote makes me want to go grab the book right now. And the second paragraph of this quote is just as important as the first.
The motivation for this book stems from a growing conviction that those of us whom I call conservative evangelicals may have become so preoccupied with some of the major sins of society around us that we have lost sight of the need to deal with our own more “refined” or subtle sins.
While seeking to address these “respectable” sins, however, I also want this to be a book of hope. We are never to wallow hopelessly in our sins. Rather, we are to believe the gospel through which God has dealt with both the guilt of our sin and its dominion over us.