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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sin is Death

"Sin would have fewer takers if its consequences were immediate."
~ Unknown

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~ Romans 6:23 (NKJV)

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh [human nature] will of the flesh reap corruption [destruction, death], but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
~ Galatians 6:7-8 (NKJV)

"I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life."
~ Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)

Certain principles are as valid as the law of gravity. The wages of sin is death. If a person sows seeds of sin, one reaps death, whether in only this temporal life or for eternity.

Turning from sin to Jesus in faith gives the gift of eternal life. But to receive greater fullness of eternal life during this temporal life, one must continue to turn away from sin. Each decision to do what pleases Self is a choice to reap death. To reap life, one must choose what pleases the Holy Spirit.

Every time. Each small decision for sin is a decision for death—an opening the door to the Grim Reaper.

Each yielding to the Holy Spirit is a decision for life—an opening the door to Jesus, Who stands knocking, bringing light.

Lord Jesus, You said that You came so we might have life, and have it in abundance. We desperately need Your Spirit's strength to consistently make decisions for life. Please open our eyes to see all we are choosing at every point of sin. Please lead us in paths of life and peace.

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  1. Thanks Anne, that was straight to the point. Daily (um.. every five minutes lol) I need to ask to be washed in Jesus blood. I'm so glad I get to stand in his righteousness. So Blessed!

  2. Amen to both lovely Annes...Bundy and T. Anne. If not for the blood of our Lord, that picture would be our only reality and our only future. Thank God for the sacrifice of His Son--and indeed, may we turn from sin and toward Light moment by moment!

  3. Bless you for speaking the truth, love you my friend.

  4. What a powerful reminder--with every single decision we are choosing.
    ~ Wendy

  5. Anne,

    This was powerful!

    Blessings to you today!

  6. I think I've missed out on so many blessings simply because I fell into one sin, one bad choice, one lazy moment etc.

    But I'm grateful for the things I've learned through them, and I'm grateful for the blessings received when I was looking, when I was obeying when i was serving.
    Why don't we always remember how good the blessing feels the next time we're into a bad decision?

  7. T. Anne, ditto on that every five minutes. No other way to do this than abiding in Christ.

    Gwen, I'm so grateful for Christ's blood, and the reality and future we have with Him.

    Denise, I am blessed by you and send my own love.

    Wendy, so so so many decisions each day! Each one an opportunity ...

    Debra, thank you. Blessings to you as well.

    Rick & Niek, it is sad to think of all the missed blessings, and how bad our memory is. How blessed we are that He still uses all for good!


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