I've got some good news, and some bad news. The good news: As a Christ-follower we are forgiven for our sins. The bad news: We'll still suffer the consequences of our sins here on earth. We all sin, it is a normal thing, but the Bible warns us that a life filled with sin is a life without prosperity.
Proverbs 13:21 says, "Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous."
I know quite a bit of people who go around and sin without even thinking about the consequences. They take advantage of God's forgiveness when they sin just because they know that He will forgive them. The problem is that, although God will save us from eternity away from Him, we will still suffer the earthly consequences that our sins produce.
Do you think about the consequences that come from your sins? Or do you just continue to do what you know is wrong because you know that God will forgive you? If you surround yourself with sin, God will not bless you, but if you tap into the strength that God offers and dive deep into His word, you will be better equipped to handle the sins that you struggle with. Build your relationship with God by having a quiet time every day where you just talk with and listen to Him.
The next time you find yourself amidst sin, keep in mind that you only have one life to live. Once you have done something, you can't go back in time to fix what you have done. God promises that He will always take us back, but for those who live a righteous life, prosperity is what they will find.
One Life to Live...that is such a good soap opera lol. Anyways, that really bothers me, when people sin and they do it with this in mind: "God will forgive me later." It's abusing his love and forgiveness. I had someone tell me that doing bad stuff is ok because they knew God was going to forgive them afterwards, which is true, but...grrr, don't do it if you know it's wrong! That was a good post (as always)! U rock Collin!
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