A Bible Devotion


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Wages Of Sin

ROMANS 6:23 NLT 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sin will kill you. If you practice sin, it will pay you by destroying you.

1 TIMOTHY 1:15 NLT 15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"....

Jesus came to save, or deliver, those caught in the trap of sin. He freely offers to all -- regardless of their sins -- the gift of forgiveness and life. Not just living, or even living forever. But the life of the Eternal One, life as God has it and enjoys it. Real life. Life that changes you inwardly. Life that will last. Life as God intended it to be.

ROMANS 6:23 WEYMOUTH 23 For the wages paid by Sin are death; but God's free gift is the Life of the Ages bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus our Lord.

It is not just because God hates sin, that sinners need to be saved. It is because sin is a killer. Sin destroys. Sin hurts people. God is against sin because He loves people. But God did not stop at being against sin without giving us an answer -- a way of escaping sin's clutches.

ROMANS 5:8 BBE 8 But God has made clear his love to us, in that, when we were still sinners, Christ gave his life for us.

Jesus died for sinners because we needed help. We were trapped in a very bad situation. Sin is deadly and destroys all that is good. Sinners desperately need deliverance -- even if they don't realize it.

Just because sinners don't realize they are in bondage does not change reality. You could be driving at top speed down a highway and not realize the bridge ahead had been destroyed, but that would not change the outcome just because you didn't know the bridge was out. To fully realize the ramifications of sin, we need a bigger, more experienced viewpoint than the one we have.

God realized our need and His great love compelled Him to offer us a solution. That solution is found in accepting the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is God's solution to mankind's sin problem. Jesus is the Savior (Deliverer). Jesus is the One who sets us free from both the penalty and the bondage of sin, and all its effects.

No matter who you are, if you have a problem with sin, look to Jesus for deliverance.

SAY THIS: Sin pays death, but Jesus gives life. I choose Jesus.


 

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