Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Road to nowhere

For the Christian, the pathway to sin is the road to nowhere, or at least nowhere good.

I was reading in a Baptist Confession of faith the effects of sin on the life of the believer.
  • Sin incurs God's displeasure
  • It grieves God's Holy Spirit
  • It diminishes our comfort
  • It makes us experience hardness of heart
  • It makes our conscience accuse us
  • It hurts others and brings a scandal to them
  • It brings God's chastisements on us
Having recognized all of that, it is still good to know that if we are true believers, sin will not have the last word, but Christ will give victory over sin! Repentance can be renewed, and faith in God can be pursued.