God gives us the freedom to choose what we want to do, but are there always consequences when we choose to sin? - Sin - TouchPoints

God gives us the freedom to choose what we want to do, but are there always consequences when we choose to sin?

Isaiah 59:2It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.

Romans 6:23The wages of sin is death.

Sin alienates and separates you from God so that you are not able to enjoy a relationship with him, either now or forever, unless you deal with it.

Matthew 15:18-19“But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander.”

Your sins make you impure and makes your heart bent on doing wrong.

Leviticus 5:17“Suppose you sin by violating one of the Lord’s commands. Even if you are unaware of what you have done, you are guilty and will be punished for your sin.”

Leviticus 20:26“You must be holy because I, the Lord, am holy.”

Romans 2:5But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself. For a day of anger is coming, when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.

Sin brings God’s punishment because it is a violation of his laws and holiness. Death is the penalty for your sins—physical death and eternal judgment by God.

Genesis 3:6So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.

Even a seemingly small sin must be looked at for what it is: disobedience to God. One of the realities of sin is that its effects spread, and soon the cycle of consequences is spinning far beyond our control.

Proverbs 16:16How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!

Are you willing to pay the price for a certain action? God does not prevent us from acting foolishly, but he does remind us of the consequences of foolishness.

Galatians 6:7You will always harvest what you plant.

2 Chronicles 26:18-19They confronted King Uzziah and said, “. . . Get out of the sanctuary, for you have sinned.” . . . Leprosy suddenly broke out on his forehead.

Sin is wrong, so it always produces consequences—some very obvious and some not so obvious, but both can be equally harmful to us.

Galatians 5:19-21When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Sin is toxic and unhealthy on so many levels.