Don’t Forget — Our Men’s Fellowship Night is coming up this week, Thursday January 12th at 6:15PM. Hope to see you there!
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23
My family and I recently went on a trip to Disney World, and we loved it. The shows were great, the people treated us nicely, and it was filled with amazing events that created great memories. But…it was expensive. For instance, I bought a small juice for my daughter, handed the clerk a $5 bill, and I didn’t have enough for a small bottled water. I looked at the young clerk and said, “I don’t have enough” and she smiled and proclaimed, “Welcome to Disney, where you will never have enough.” We shared a laugh and I continued having a great day.
Leaving the store I couldn’t help but to think: It’s okay not to have enough for all that Disney has to offer, but sin is so much more costly.
“Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.” -unknown
The Sin in my life always had consequences and, naturally, pain followed. From the little compromises to the life dominating addiction; it’s costly.
Actually, Paul says that the wages (or the payment of sin) is death. (Un)confessed sin and/or habitual sin is not to be taking lightly; it’s costly. However, “O Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.” – Romans 7:24,25.
The nature of sin, as well as all our practical sin, are both defeated at the cross.
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “This day, my God, I hate sin not because it damns me, but because it has done Thee wrong. To have grieved my God is the worst grief to me.” – Charles Spurgeon
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. Psalm 63:7