Here’s a quote from puritan author/ theologian Thomas Brooks about how Christians should view sin. I came across it on Thabiti Anyabwile’s blog, Pure Church http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabitianyabwile/:
O look upon sin now as you must look upon it in eternity, and as God and conscience will present it to you! Consider that these very sins which Satan paints in virtue, also cost the blood of the Lord Jesus in sorrow and death. He who waved the sceptre of heaven was spit upon and nailed to the cross. Ah, how should it provoke our hearts to gain revenge on sin! Sin has murdered the Lord of glory. It was good counsel one gave: “Never let go out of your minds the thoughts of a crucified Christ.” Let this be meat and drink unto you; your sweetness and consolation, your honey and your desire, your reading and your meditation, your life, death, and resurrection.
Works, 1:16-18; quoted in Richard Rushing (ed.), Voices from the Past: Puritan Devotional Reading (Banner of Truth, 2009), p. 218.