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