Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sin is the same way. There are "black tar heroin" sins (one that comes to mind is smoking black tar heroin) that result in instant death. But most sins are "high fructose corn syrup" sins. Most sins taste really good right now, but kill you just as dead in the long run, both physically and spiritually.
Do you remember the story of Adam and Eve? God promised them certain death if they ate of the forbidden tree. When they transgressed, God did not strike them dead, but cut off access to the tree of life. They were sentenced to die slowly. The man would work himself to death. The woman would bear children. And they died. Eventually. The fruit tasted really good, and it didn't kill them! At least, not all at once.
Don't be deceived. Those little sins that go on for years without seeing consequences are killing your soul, little by little. They are tearing down the image of God in you; they are defacing the divine. They are killing you. Eventually.
Posted by John at 12:10 PM