More Pleasure in Mortification Than In Sin

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John Flavel is having an imaginary conversation with Satan the tempter, and says,

What talkest thou of the pleasure of sin, when, by experience, I know there is more true pleasure in the mortification, than can be in the commission of sin? O how sweet is it to please God, to obey conscience, to preserve inward peace! To be able to say, in this trial, I have discovered the sincerity of my heart; now I know I fear the Lord, now I see that I truly hate sin. Hath sin any such delight as this? This will choak that temptation (from A Saint Indeed, in The Works of John Flavel, volume 5, p. 478).​
 
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