Sin is serious.  John Maxwell, an expert in leadership skills has said, “Sin always takes you further than you want to go, keeps you longer than you want to stay, and costs more than you are willing to pay.”  There is no mistaking sin can be enticing, alluring, provocative, inviting, and even enjoyable, but it is serious and its consequences are substantial.  Once the immediate pleasure of the moment fades away the severity of the consequences begin to surface.  What appears to be a small indiscretion emerges as a voracious monster with an appetite to devour you and those around you. 

The Bible’s David and Bathsheba saga is a case in point of a true-to-life soap opera — minus the commercials and comic relief. You can check out all the sordid details of every episode on TBN (The Bible Network) channel 2 Samuel 11. In simple terms, sin destroys lives. God is serious about sin.  It is never hidden from Him and it never comes away without casualties.  Consider the consequences of David’s sin with Bathsheba.  Uriah lost his life, Bathsheba lost her husband, David and Bathsheba lost their child, and “the sword never departed from David’s family.” Fortunately for us, the story doesn’t end here.  Tune to channel 2 Samuel 12:13 and witness David’s confession, “I have sinned against the LORD,” and Nathan’s reply, “The LORD has taken away your sin.”
The good news found in this Bible episode of truth is if you are carrying the weight of unconfessed sin or have caused pain in others by your actions, go to the Lord, confess your sin and be free.  Make Psalm 51:1 your plea. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgression.  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Isn’t it about time you step up and make right what you made wrong?


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