A penny of pleasure buys a dollar of pain.
Yet, rarely one sees it as an unfair trade.
For in the hot moment of vivacious passion,
man quickly loses all reasonable fashion.
But, iniquity’s ecstasy melts to thin air,
And sin’s penny pincher becomes guilt’s millionaire.
For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness. . . (Psalms 38:4-5, 18 ESV).