The Wages Of Sin Are Not Pleasant To Behold.
“The way of transgressors is hard” Proverbs 13:15
No heart can rejoice in the sight of a man destroyed, even though it is by his own doings. Sin is the fountainhead of all sorrow, and it is the mother of all tears. Sin is a mighty destructive force. Sin is never satisfied until a life is ruined, disgraced, and brought into shame.
Go through the Bible and look at the payday of sinning. See Cain walking down the road, driven from the presence of God, saying, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.” [Genesis 4:13]
Then look at mighty Samson, champion of Israel, “grinding in the prison house” with his hair cut and his eyesight gone, having become the laughing stock of Gaza.
Look at David, the sweet singer of Israel. No one could play the melodious tones of the golden harp like David could. See him, this great warrior of Israel, as he stands over the lifeless body of his ill-gotten son, unshaven, unkept, brought into open shame for his sin.
There is only one way to avoid the tragic consequences of sin, and that way is CHRIST.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” [Romans 3:23]
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” [Romans 6:23]
by Len Paxton