Bible Verse: “There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12, CSB
Scripture Reading: Galatians 6:1-10
When was the last time you thought about the consequences of sin? I’m not talking about the little moral compass you have that tells you what is right or wrong – I’m talking about the personal effect it might have on different levels. The scriptures tell us over and over that sin leads to death and destruction because there are consequences with going against the grain regarding how God designed us to live and obey him.
Physically – Sin can cause an internal conflict with God and us, leading to health issues and taking a physical toll on your body. Depending on the sin you battle with, it can affect your blood pressure, sleeping patterns or destruct your body depending on your lifestyle choices because of sin.
Emotionally – The Bible tells us that walking the wide road or the easy way leads to destruction. Interestingly, this goes beyond physical death and results in emptiness, hopelessness, and brokenness. I think many men go down the path of sin because they are hoping it will fulfill them emotionally. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Many men have experienced guilt, depression and even suicidal thoughts due to the emotional consequences of sin.
Spiritually – The most common consequence we understand is spiritual death. You may understand that sin breaks off our relationship with God, which affects us spiritually. On another level, I have seen many men feel they aren’t good enough to be in any relationship with God due to their sins. Therefore they never attempt to turn to or turn back to God.
Take a second and consider the cost because there’s no sin in this world that is worth the consequences.
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Youth for Christ Canada