How easy is it to casually toss Christianity aside! Consider that one sin disqualifies the best of people from heaven! One sin! It’s no big deal! Isn’t Jesus all about forgiving sin? Why wouldn’t he just forgive it? The hard fact is that God banished Adam and Eve for one sin. One sin.
The other hard fact is that you and I haven’t sinned just once. Our sin is more extensive than we think. Take little white lies, for example. How often to you tell these? Be honest, now. If you are like me, you will tell a little white lie about how many little white lies you tell.
If the truth be told…
Who hasn’t been embarrassed by telling a little white lie? Not everyone thinks they are cute. The problem with little white lies is that they often get us out of trouble – so we use them. The more we use them, the more we need to use them. Eventually, our lies will catch up to us. We are always at risk of being labeled a “liar” – which is exactly what we are when we lie!
Lying can ruin relationships. It can cost you your job or your reputation. It is a serious offense. Why is it such a big deal? Because there is likely something ugly underneath that prompts us to lie in the first place. We lie to cover that up.
Imagine, if you will, what people would think if they instantly knew when you lied. What if they suddenly knew all the lies that you’ve told, like rotting garbage thrown everywhere. How terrifying would that be! Here’s the deal, God knows all your thoughts.
And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13
It’s no big deal?
The brutal truth is our sin, even just our little white lies, is a much bigger deal than we realize. Just because they have become habitual and overlooked doesn’t mean that they don’t matter. Can anyone even guess as to how many little white lies each has told in the past year, let alone lifetime?
God knows all of them. Every single one. He knows all the garbage we’re trying to cover with them, too. He knows it all. And one day, one day sooner than we realize, we’ll have to give an account.
Are you ready for that day?
If this stuff isn’t sinking it, if it’s no big deal, then stop reading now. The rest won’t do you any good. But if it is, and if your sin is beginning to really trouble you, read on.
There is hope.
You can’t undo you sin. You’ll never be able to make right all the wrongs you’ve done. You can’t pay that price or cover that bill. However, there is hope. You see, the wages of sin is death, as in eternal punishment, but God offers life for those who repent of their sin, believe in Jesus, and follow him in faith.
If you allow yourself to be crushed by your sin, you will find forgiveness if you turn to Jesus. That is God’s promise. Fair warning, turning to Jesus is an all-or-nothing proposition. There are no half-saved people. If you follow Jesus, he will change you from the inside out. You will no longer be the same person you once were. It make cost you friends, family, and even your life, but you will gain eternal life.
Is your sin bothering you? Is it really bothering you? Then do something about it. Confess it to Jesus and seek him.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10:13
Don’t waste another moment. Do it now, while you still can, before your heart hardens once more.
Father, I pray that some who read that will be shook to their core and repent. Lead them to Jesus. Amen.
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