C. S. Lewis gives a good example of how continuing in sin looks. In his book, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, a character comes across a treasure kept by a dragon. Rather than avoid the layer of the dragon, the character sleeps on the treasure and dreams of what he will do with it. Then Lewis writes this, “He had turned into a dragon while he was asleep. Sleeping on a dragon’s hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart he had become a dragon himself.” The longer we refrain from truly repenting of our sins, the more dragonish we become.