Friday, 6 July 2012

GOD FORGIVES BUT CONSEQUENCES OF SIN REMAIN


                                                                       

Though God in His mercy forgives * , the consequences of sin often remain. To illustrate the point, let’s consider the area of sexual sin.

Though God forgave King David for his sin of adultery, the consequences of sin, as pronounced by the prophet Nathan against David, was brutal: Violence constantly pursued him, his son Absalom rebelled against him and the “love child” with Bathsheba died despite the king’s desperate prayer.

Even today, moral failure continues to leave a trail of destruction in its wake. The aggrieved spouse finds it difficult to trust the offender. It may result in divorce, loss of job, position, dignity and honour, financial loss and venereal disease. A moment of indiscretion, a fling, a one-night stand can result in a lifetime of regret. Many are constantly wracked with worry that they might have contracted AIDS.

                                                                    

As the saying reminds goes: “Sin will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay and cost you more than what you are willing to pay.

Repentance does not necessarily erase the temporal effects of sin. In exchange for fleeting delights, there is so much at stake, so much we stand to lose.

                                                                      

  * ie. eternal destiny is secure


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