VICTIM OF SIN
"For which thing’s sake, the wrath of God is coming…". Colossians 3:6 (KJV)
Many people have become victims of circumstances they had nothing to do with. Some are in prison for crimes they did not commit. Some have lost relationships and loved ones in the process. Sin has consequences and the effect of sin can be overwhelming without the grace of God.
When David walked the path of sin by committing adultery, the consequences for him was totally unexpected and far reaching. In a bid to protect himself from discovery, he went as far as murdering Uriah, a man who had devoted his life to service in Israel. David cut short the life of another to cover up his sin. Sin may look appealing, but it has eternal consequences. This is why the bible admonishes that we flee from all sin. This means that, we may not always stop sin, but we must always be sensitive and run from it for our sake and that of others, just like Joseph fled from fornication (Gen. 39).
God, through Prophet Nathan, declared that disaster would come upon David's household (2 Sam. 12:11-12) because David sinned. As a result of God’s judgment, his children, Ammon and Absalom, became victims of his sin. When you immerse yourself in sin, you may not be the only person affected. Those around you may suffer the consequences as well. Sin can end promising opportunities and lives. Are you a victim of sin or you have made others victims of sin? The repercussion of sin can have lasting effects. Genuinely ask for God’s forgiveness today. Jesus is willing to forgive and redeem you and others involved.
Lord, help me to be sensitive and flee from all forms of sin, so that I wouldn’t be a victim in Jesus name.
I am no longer a victim of sin, I am free.