The Devastating Impact Of Sin

Sin.
For many people, sin seems like the most fun way to live. Sin entices us to “grab all the gusto you can.”
Sin is the Swedish bikini team on the beach.
Sin is the strip in Las Vegas all lit up inviting people to get rich quick.
Sin is Bourbon street in New Orleans inviting someone to have some fun… have a one night fling.
What sin doesn’t show you is the person who has lost their family due to adultery.
What sin doesn’t show you is the person who is facing death due to drug abuse.
In Psalm 31:10 the Bible says, “Sin has drained my strength; I am wasting away from within.” That’s a good description of the impact of sin. “Sin has drained my strength…” Lots of people have lost their strength due to sin. Maybe alcohol abuse did it. Maybe it was drugs. Maybe it was sexual sin.
Maybe sin has drained you. Maybe you are wondering if there is any hope. Even though sin has a terrible impact on our lives, the grace and mercy of Jesus is far greater than sin.
Regardless how you have lived, if you will repent of your sins you can be forgiven. But you must repent. You must be sorry for your sin.
Maybe today you need to confess your sins. “But,” you may reply, “I’ve done some bad things… I don’t know if I can be forgiven.”
I promise you on the authority of God’s word, you can be forgiven. I John 1:9 says, “If you confess your sins, Jesus is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
There is an old poem that goes like this;
“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.”
But Jesus will forgive us if we ask.

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