It takes a real man to make a true confession - a Chocolate Soldier will excuse or cloak his sin.
What is it worth to possess the riches of the world, when a man comes to face Eternity?
Noah walked with God; he didn't only preach righteousness, he acted it. He went through water and didn't melt. He breasted the current of the popular opinion of his day, scorning alike the hatred and ridicule of the scoffers who mocked at the thought of there being but one way of salvation.
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
Prayer is good: but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is naught but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism.