"Remember that if you are a child of God, you will never be happy in sin. YOU ARE SPOILED for the WORLD, the FLESH, and the DEVIL... You will have to come back, if indeed you belong to the family." ~ Charles Spurgeon. Shows how we are innately characters of sin, as Augustine points out through his text.
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” [Romans 8:37-39]
Glass beaker with snake-thread decoration - Late Imperial, 3rd century A.D., Roman, Rhineland - Glass; blown and trailed. Dimensions: H. 15.7 cm Diameter of rim: 8.3 cm, Diameter of base: 6.2 cm, Diameter of body: 7.6 cm. Met Museum