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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Sin Has Its Consequences”
It’s amazing how people think that they can partake liberally of alcoholic beverages or drugs and not suffer the consequences. They sit at a bar downing a few brews and then get behind the wheel thinking they’re okay, but then get pulled over by the police and ticketed with a DUI, or worse, cause an accident where someone is hurt or dies.
The Lord says it’s no different when it comes to our sins. We think we can continue in our sins and still participate in God’s blessings. We think nothing will happen, and there’ll be no consequences.
“So it may not happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall have peace, even though I follow the dictates of my heart’ — as though the drunkard could be included with the sober.” (Deuteronomy 29:19)
Just as a drunkard cannot be included with the sober, so a sinner cannot be included with those God blesses. Instead, we can expect to crash and burn at the end.
“The Lord would not spare him; for then the anger of the Lord and His jealousy would burn against that man, and every curse that is written in this book would settle on him, and the Lord would blot out his name from under heaven.” (Deuteronomy 29:20)
Since all have sinned (Romans 3:23), and there is no one righteous enough for God (Romans 3:10), what can we do? Are we headed to hell with our names blotted out of the book of life?
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
We need to confess our sin, repent, and turn back to God. Remember God is faithful, and He will forgive and deliver. Let’s pray for God’s mercy and grace to be poured out upon us, and that He will deliver us in His overwhelming love.
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