All unrighteousness is sin. Whatever is not right is wrong. Sin brings reproach, erodes honour, terminates dignity, cuts down and brings low. Sin is at the root of every evil, because before sin came there was no evil. At the root of every disease and frustration is sin. Sin is a spiritual heart disease and you know that heart disease is the shortest cut to death, for “The soul that sinneth it shall die” ( Ezekiel 18:20).
The wages of sin is death. Sin kills joy, destroys finances, the family, peace in the home, the business, e.t.c. That is, you will virtually be living as a dead man if you continue in sin, because the Bible says, ” He that lives in worldly pleasure is dead while he yet liveth. ” A walking corpse!
“The sting of death is sin” (1 Corinthians 15:56). When sin stings, it results in death and when not treated on time. If you have a snakebite and it’s not treated, you’re ready for the grave, because it carries deadly venom. That’s exactly what sin does.
The nature of sin is three-dimensional:
i. It is deceptive (Hebrews 3:13).
ii. It offers temporal pleasure (Hebrews 11:25).
iii. It is destructive (Proverbs 11:3).
Sin is not anybody’s friend; it is a hideous enemy. It’s out with subtlety to disappoint people’s destinies. So, stop it before it stops you, kill it before it kills you!
Please note that sin is sin, no matter who commits it. Sin does not require much definition. Whatever is not right is wrong, because the Bible says all unrighteousness is sin. Whatever the Bible marks Wrong is sin.
Sin is not a friend, but an enemy. It doesn’t lift it destroys. Sin is not a promoter, it demotes. Sin does not give people beauty; rather, it makes men ugly. Sin is a reproach to any people. Any people means no matter your grade, category, or cadre in life.
In my next write ups, we shall be examining some of the horrors of sin. By this I mean the devastating consequences of sin.