Sin is a barrier to honour in anybody’s life whether white or black, literate or illiterate, young or old. No matter who you are, sin will never allow you to see honour. Wherever sin reigns, shame reigns. Wherever sin reigns, reproach reigns. Wherever sin reigns, men have no future.
When the first man, Adam, sinned in the Garden of Eden, he was stripped naked. God called out to him, “Adam, where art thou?” his response was, “…I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was NAKED; and I hid myself” (Genesis 3:10).
Sin will strip any man naked of all honour, dignity and glory. Adam fell from grace to grass; he became a labourer where he was once the king. So, sin must die for your glory to rise, sin must die for you to walk in the newness of life. No honour or glory awaits the crooked, because proverbs 28:13 warns that “He that covereth his sin shall not prosper.”
Read 2 Thessalonians 2:7 from your Bible.
That is, if you don’t stop iniquity, it will stop you. If you don’t break it, it will break you, and if you don’t destroy it, it will destroy you. No one will see glory nor experience honour as long as he celebrates sin. Integrity is the father of dignity. Sin will bring shame anytime, because sin’s payday is sure. The earlier you resign from sin, the better, as sin transfers honour from the original owner to another person.
Read Proverbs 5:7-11 from your Bible.
Sin is sin, no matter the coloration. You don’t talk of honour where sin reigns. No! Until you solve the sin problem, you can never experience lasting honour. When the first man, Adam, sinned, he became a struggler, a beggar. He began to hide, as sin had stripped him naked. It’s time to return.
Read Isaiah 59:8 from your Bible.
Crookedness is a barrier to honour, let it go! If you don’t destroy corruption, you will see corruption. When sin is enthroned shame is inevitable. When sin has its way, honour loses its place.
Sin is the father of shame, whereas integrity is the father of dignity. Make your choice. Everyone that gets married to sin ends up giving birth to children of shame.
Read 2 Timothy 2:19 from your Bible.
If you don’t depart from iniquity, you will be humiliated. If you continue to meddle with sin, you will die in shame. God is going to beautify the holy, but clothe a sinner with shame. He is going to exalt the righteous, but bring reproach upon the sinner. It’s time to walk in the newness of life, so let go of sin!