My friend Douglas Miller is gifted at the understatement. He cautioned me about the temptation to sin carefully. That, he described as being on the verge, the edge, the almost sin. It is keeping the appearance of being nice, good and polite while at the same time keeping my private hidden habits.
The author Jerry Bridges describes this as Respectable Sins in a book by the same title. Because we have avoided the word sin, we substitute things like mistake, habits and addictions. No one is at fault for these failures of our flesh. We can blame our genetics our environment and even bad luck.
In careful sinning we don’t really sin, we get away with something that is harmful but only suffer a slight injury.
The Bible leaves no room for this.
Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sins, it shall die.
Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fallen short of the of the glory of God.
Better be prayerful not careful about sin and ask Christ to redeem your from sin’s grip.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 KJV