Sin is a terrible thing. God describes sin as “deceitful.” Sin is truly appealing, but in the end it destroys. How many impulsive things have you done to satisfy that immediate urge and then spent a lifetime regretting it? Sin is deceitful.
The appeal of sin is often times more powerful than your ability to resist. The fact is, all people (including Christians) are attracted to sin and this makes it hard to resist. Can you identify? But when you commit a sin, that is not the end of it. Sin leaves behind sorrow and regret and plenty of guilt. Certainly it hurts you, but what about God? What does your sin do to Almighty God?
Psalm 52:4 NLT Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight.
There is more to sinning and the awful consequences of sin. It’s not just all about you. What about God? How does your sin effect God? If you are a believer, do you have any idea how your sinful acts hurt, insult and offend God? And don’t you realize that there are no secret sins but that God sees it all?
Our sinful acts hurt God. In the moment, we forget just how horrible sin is to God and how it brings Him sorrow and even pain, and do it anyway. How insulting is this to God?
Our sinful acts offend the God who loves you so much that He made the ultimate sacrifice so that you would not be a slave to sin, but that you would be free from sin’s dominance.
Didn’t God send His only Son Jesus to die for you personally so that your sin would be defeated and it’s power crushed in your life?
Matthew 26:28 NLT This is my blood, which seals the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many.
As a Christian, shouldn’t you be more aware of the consequences of sin, not only to you, but to your Heavenly Father who loves you?
It’s time for Christians everywhere to come to grips with sin. Because of Jesus, you do not have to sin, but you have within you the power to resist temptation and defeat sin.
Quit hanging around the edges of sin. Quit kidding yourself. If you think you can tinker with sin and it is OK, think again.
1 John 1:8-9 NLT If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the truth. But confess your sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleans us of every wrong.
God has placed the Holy Spirit in you and He will shine a light on those sinful habits and convict you of them. This is God’s way of helping you and loving you. God wants you to turn away from sin. Not just for your own sake, but for His sake as well.
Isaiah 43:25 NLT I – yes, I alone – am the one who blots out your sins for my sake and will never think of them again.
Why does God forgive us of our sins? Having your sins forgiven and washed away makes it possible for God to have an eternal relationship with a people of His very own. So, is understanding the implications of sin important? You bet!
So, if you are guilty of dabbling in sin, remember why God made it possible for your sins to be forgiven. Sin is a big deal. Get rid of them! It is a great offense and insult to God. It hurts God and separates you from God. Get things right with God right now. Confess your sins to God and make a real decision to turn away from them. Ask God for a “do-over.” He will forgive you!
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