You cannot get away with sin. Sin has consequences and always will. From the beginning of time, when Adam and Eve first sinned in the garden, there were consequences. They tried to hide from God, but guess what, there is not one person on this earth that can hide from God. Their sin resulted in:
Death which was passed to all men through Adam
Expulsion from the garden
Curse on man, women, and the devil himself
Read about all the above in Genesis 3.
Sin Grieves God (Ephesians 4:30)
Sin harms your walk with God
Sin gives the devil foothold (Ephesians 4:26-27)
Sin is harmful to others
Remember David. David took pleasure through his lustful thoughts and actions. That few moments of pleasure caused him to lie and murder and brought judgment on his household for years to come. Praise the Lord for Psalm 51 where he acknowledges his sin and get his heart right with the Lord.
Sin harms your witness for the Lord (2 Corinthians 6:3)
Sin harms what you could potentially do for Christ.
Sin results in natural consequences.
That’s a scary thought. When I react wrong then possible someone else will react wrong. When I have road rage, it may cause an accident. When I am impatient with my children, it may cause them to become angry. If I overeat, I get sick. You get the idea.
Sin brings guilt and robs you of your joy.
Sin causes our prayers not to be heard.
Since sin began, there has been heartache and sufferings in this world. God did not intend it to be that way originally, but man sure knows how to mess things up.
I want my grandchildren to know the sin will ultimately destroy his/her life if it is not confessed and forsaken. It will catch up with you. It will destroy you and it often affects many others with whom you are associated. It will ultimately bring death. (The wages of sin is death…)
Praise God for His patience, gentleness, and kindness and most of all for the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ which is the remedy for sin. Oh that I may be the gentle and kind person that Jesus is as I try to get these truths across to my grandchildren.
If you are a child of God it brings His chastisement. God warned Israel over and over to obey Him, but when they chose to go their own way, it always resulted in His punishment.
Please heed God’s Word and if sinners entice you consent thou not. (Proverbs 1:10) Yes, there can be pleasure in sin, but only for a season. That pleasure will not last. Moses realized this and chose to suffer with his people than to have all the pleasures he could have had through Egypt.
It’s true – you cannot get away with sin! We do have God’s grace, but please remember that the Scriptures say Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound – GOD FORBID!
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