Look at Sin

Saturday, October 7, 2017

In a previous article, I mentioned that we need to take a look in the Bible to see what sin did and what it can do in our lives as well. We all can see the effects of sin all around us and we all have been affected and infected by it.

In Romans 3:10, we read these words, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” The Bible clearly teaches us that sin is something we all have and something with which we all must deal in our lives. The Apostle Paul continues with this theme in Romans 5:12, where we read, “Wherefore as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” All mankind are sinners by nature and sinners by choice.

We observed in a previous article what sin did to a “satisfied man” named Adam. It caused him to no longer be satisfied in a perfect world and he brought physical and spiritual death into the world. The good news is that Jesus died to pay our sin debt for us and if we accept Him by faith, we will live forever with Him.

We noticed, also, what sin did to a “strong man” named Samson. He was a mighty man of strength, but when he laid his head in the lap of Delilah and told her his strength was in his hair, she had his hair cut and he lost his eyes, strength, freedom and, finally, his life. He lost everything, but God allowed him one more victory over the Philistines.

Now, let’s consider what sin did to a “smart man” named Solomon. The Bible tells us that Solomon was, humanly speaking, the wisest man who ever lived. Sin made this wise man to become a very foolish man. This is what sin does to all of us just as it did to Solomon. He was brought down by his wine, women, wealth and pagan worship of the false gods his wives influenced him to worship. He went on to say that all of life was vanity and emptiness. 

Solomon, however, did get it right when he said these words in Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”

Next, we can see what sin did to a “spiritual man” named David. The Scripture tells us that David was a man after God’s own heart yet, when he sinned with  Bathsheba, he suffered much loss and heartache which never left him. The sword never departed from his house or family just as God said.

Finally, let’s look at what sin did to a “Sinless Man” named Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us in II Corinthians 5:21, “For He (God) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us who (Jesus) knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” These are powerful words! Just look at what our sin did to our Lord and Savior. Jesus took on Himself the sins of the whole world so we could be forgiven through His precious blood. All we must do is to accept Him by placing our faith in Him.

Wow! Look what sin did!

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