Friday, June 24, 2011

Are You Willing to Pay Sins Price?

Are You Willing to Pay Sins Price?
Ecclesiastes 8:12
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Seasons of Sin
King Solomon, after toying with sin and enjoying its pleasures for a season, came to this conclusion: Every work will be brought before God to be judged whether it is good or evil. Have you asked yourself this question? “Is my sin worth the price I will pay?” Sometimes the consequences of our sin are not seen for long periods of time–– months, even years, or the next generation. The consequences of sin don’t always follow the act of sinning which causes us to foolishly think, we are getting away with sin. This is Satan’s deception and it opens the door to other sins breaking fellowship with God and causing us to be enslaved to sin. Every time we say “Yes” to the desires or “lusts” of the flesh, we are giving in to these desires and allowing them to lord over us. When we decide to obey our flesh and not God, we begin to establish sinful patterns in our lives that are very difficult to break. This is when Satan comes and tells us, “What’s the use? You are just going to do it again! Why try?”
John 8:34 
Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Romans 6:16
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Seeking Forgiveness
Thanks be to our Lord Jesus Christ for not giving to us what we truly deserve––punishment for our sins. One reason that God does not punish immediately after sin is because He, in His  patient divine purpose, wants sinners to repent. Satan wants to keep sinners in bondage, fear, doubt, and guilt but, the Lord Jesus wants to give us freedom in faith and loving assurance that we are truly, “Born Again.” May we never forget what Christ has done for us in His dying on the cross to atone for our sins or ever loose sight of the exceeding sinfulness of sin in comparison to the ultimate sacrifice of His so great salvation.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Thought: My dear friend, if you have never sought forgiveness for your sin, I encourage you by faith, to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to save you and receive His free gift of eternal life. Tell God that you want to turn away from your sin, to place all your trust in Christ alone, and let Him be the Lord of your life. Thank Him for forgiving your sin; and for the gift of the Holy Spirit who has come to live within you. The Holy Spirit of God will enable you to walk in victory over sin, as you yield to Him day by day. (If you have just placed your faith in Christ, I would love to hear from you and be able to encourage you in your new life in Christ.)

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