According to John Owen:
“We must hate all sin, as sin, and not just that which troubles us. [therefore] Love for Christ, because He went to the Cross, and hate for sin that sent Him there, is the solid foundation for true spiritual mortification.”
Reading this gets me thinking: How often am I motivated to fight sin merely because it makes me feel “guilty”?
I should, however, be motivated by the fact that my sins caused Jesus to be beaten, bloodied, and crucified on my behalf.