Monday, 10 August 2015

The mess it creates

We witnessed something today that revealed exactly how sin messes with God's created order. As I was taking the boys home in the car, we were caught in a slight traffic jam. The cause of the jam was a vehicle trying to make an illegal right turn across a busy intersection -all of this in peak hour traffic!

Needless to say he wasn't able to do it quickly as cars sped past, in both directions. His actions caused frustration and irritation with many drivers, until eventually someone got out their car to explain to the guy that he was doing something illegal and that in the process, he was causing a back-log of traffic.

In my mind, this is exactly what sin does - it causes havoc for a whole lot of people, not just the person steering the 'vehicle.' I may think that my actions are personal and only influencing my world, but I don't always see the trail of destruction that is left behind. For this reason, God doesn't condone sin - it destroys the sinner, as well as impacting innocent bystanders.

Romans 2:5 - But because you are stubborn and refuse to turn from your sin, you are storing up terrible punishment for yourself.
Acts 17:30 - “God overlooked people’s ignorance about these things in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him."

What do you think?

Living in Grace

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