picking and choosing sin or righteousness at will
If you have taken lightly the grace of God, if you have tip-toed through the corridors of the kingdom, picking and choosing sin or righteousness at will, thinking grace covers it all, you’ve missed it, my friend. You’ve missed it by a mile. As a matter of fact, it’s quite likely that you are harvesting the bitter blossoms, the consequences, of the seeds of sin planted in the past. Perhaps right now you are living in a compromising situation, or right on the edge of one. You are skimming along the surface, hoping it’ll never catch up. But God is not mocked. It will. Trust me on this one . . . it will.
Charles R. Swindoll, Great Lives: David (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1997).