30 May 2011

Sins and Consequences

Sins leave scars. They are called consequences. God forgives us when we repent, but the consequences are still ours to deal with. Sometimes, our actions affect only ourselves. Other times, others suffer deeply, even more than we do. The unsuspecting spouse, the child orphaned by a drunk driver, a victim of rape or child abuse – who suffers more?

Ours sins left nail holes in Jesus’ hands and feet. Our sins, our consequences, but He bore them so we would not suffer the ultimate consequence of sin… separation from God for all eternity.

Yes, there is forgiveness for sins, but someone always bears the burden of the consequence.

Isaiah 53:5 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
He was wounded for our rebellious acts.
He was crushed for our sins.
He was punished so that we could have peace,
and we received healing from his wounds.

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