"And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, 'Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?' And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it."
Before we can rejoice in our salvation, we must come to weep much over our sin. Before we anticipate with delight the joys of heaven, we consider the punishment of hell our sins deserve. Before we win the crown of glory, we carry the cross. As we celebrate the capture and demise of the beast, we must be capturing and killing all his spawn that sprout in our lives and families. Be killing sin, the puritan said, or it will be killing you. Let us weep much for our sin, leave it dead at the cross, and carry it with us no more.