Let’s face it, sin is sweet.
Yes, I said it.
After all, if it wasn’t, what would be the attraction for me or you?
If the consequences were more immediate (a few are, but we try to avoid those), I probably wouldn’t sin, right? Probably neither would you.
Well, that’s the crux of the matter right there.
We are often so caught up in the here and now that we fail to think of the hereafter.
James 1:21 (NIV) tells me, “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”
The reality is that God and sin do not mix.
An true encounter with God will prompt me to work on eliminating sin from my life.
Will it be easy? Hardly ever.
But the text tells me that God has equipped me with all the necessary tools for the eradication process.
Even better, Dueteronomy 31:6 (NIV) assures me, “He will never leave you nor forsake you.”
In 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) He reminds me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.”
No point in fooling ourselves folks. Sin has consequences. Am I willing to accept them? Are you?
In Matthew 16:26 (NIV) we are asked a very pointed question which we should all ponder, “…Is anything worth more than your soul?”