Sin is costly

“If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life.  I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death.  There is a sin that leads to death.  I am not saying that you should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.” 1 John 5:16-17.

Sin is a relation breaker.

Today verses take sin’s consequence even to a higher level. Sin is an affront to God.

I mess up with someone in my midst.  I realize my mistake (sin), apologize, and move on.  If my mess-ups become regular habit, there may come a breaking point.  That “someone in my midst” may opt to permanently separate from me.

That sequence happens with God.  When believers insist privately/publicly that they belong to Him, their behavior should reflect the relationship.  When it doesn’t, there can be ultimate consequences.

Moses angered God.  God told him that he wouldn’t be going into the Promised Land.  Moses repented but God didn’t change His Mind………Moses died before the Promised Land was entered.

This is what the “sin unto death” is about.   God reaches the breaking point with us.  The same thing happened to Samson and Saul.  Their misdeeds led to God leaving them.

How about Ananias and Sapphira?  Their lies led their deaths.

I must analyze the way I live carefully.  Do I have high regard for iniquity in my life?  Am I ignoring His leading into, or out of, things?  God knows what’s going on. Sin has consequence.

Conclusion: My life must be straight and true before Him.  My sin has consequence.

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