Scripture says “Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).  When it does, the aftermath of sin is devastating.

  • Romans 6:23 says “the wages of sin is death“…probably most notably, relational death.

Sin destroys things that come into contact with it…relationships, lives, growth, opportunity, any prior healing, memories…the list goes on.

  • In Galatians, Paul wrote that the man who sins will reap what he has sown:  “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Galatians 6:7).
  • In the next verse, Paul defines the issue even more closely:  “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption…”

When we sow to our own flesh, addiction takes root (Ephesians 4:18-19) and the sin begins killing the things around us, even our vision to see clearly what is going on (1 Corinthians 2:14).

The truth about the situation is pushed down, and the sinner is given over to the lust of their hearts (Romans 1:24, Romans 1:26, Romans 1:28).

The only solution is found back in Romans 6:23:  “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”He purchased you on cross by dying for your sin.

  1. Own your sin.  Don’t blame anyone else.
  2. Confess and repent your sin now both to God and those you’ve sinned against.
  3. Cry out in submission to Jesus.  Only He can save you.