Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The cost of sin

How many of us have lied just a tiny bit to cut corners? Maybe to get a child into an amusement park at a discounted price? The cashier gave me too much change back but it was her fault she doesn't know how to count, or how about lying about a child's age to get a free meal or a discounted meal. Whatever the case may be because there are many to pick from and I'm sure that at one time in our life we have ALL been guilty of this sin.

What makes this sin any more different that any other sin or less of the sin of murder? Sin is sin no matter what the sin is. Sin is serious-all sin. We tend to categorize into more and less tolerable categories. The truth is all sins lead to death; all sin is abominable in God's sight. And for all our sin, even the littlest lie or tiniest cover-up, Jesus died. Sin actually made us enemies with God. He is perfect in all His ways; sin can not exist in his presence. So we in our sinful state, we are eternally separated from Him. But God made a way for us to come to him, through the sacrifice of His perfect, sinless Son. " He made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2Corinthians5:21)". Therefor because of the great price that God paid to put our sin to death, we live in gratitude for the debt He has paid on our behalf. We are to obey Him, not out of fear or compulsion, but as a response to the astounding love, grace, mercy HE the God almighty has freely given to us.

Dear Jesus, thank you for paying the price for our sins. Help us to live in the light of the sacrifices You made out of love for us. Forgive us for where we have failed you. Thank you for our salvation. Thank you for paying the ultimate price for us. In you sweet precious name we pray