Romans 6:23 Work hard for sin your whole life and your pension is death. But God’s gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master.
Everyone was happy, laughing and dancing. There was plenty of food and drink and Bro. Kwaku was dropping those hits like it was hot! It was a great night of celebration and everyone was having fun. Everyone that is, except Auntie Sophia. Elsie hugged her favourite aunt and asked what was wrong. Aunt Sophia sniffed and said she was fine, but Uncle Eddie heard her and came over. He told Aunt Sophia not to worry, she still had time to work out a comfortable pension for herself just like Grandpa had at his retirement; which is why they were partying. Elsie asked what a pension was and Uncle Eddie replied that it was when you had saved up money to be used when your work life was over. Sort of like getting to Heaven after doing all Jesus had asked of you. Elsie thought it over and wondered what you got if you did what Satan asked instead. “You become separated from God forever!” Aunt Sophia glumly told her. Shivers!
It might sound scary, but that’s the truth. There is a price to pay for every move we make. When you do good you are rewarded and when you sin there is a punishment. It’s not all doom and gloom though. Jesus took our place on the cross, so that we wouldn’t have to die the way we should have. Jesus’ death meant we were forgiven our sin and spared the eternal separation from God.
Take note though that this doesn’t mean we can do whatever we want. The physical consequences of our actions still exist and we have to deal with those. Thankfully we can deal with it due to God’s mercy and love.
Think About This
Should you have to deal with the consequences of your actions even if you’re forgiven? For example, after you confess your sin and have been forgiven should you still be punished for stealing?
How does this make a difference in your life?
Thank You that there is forgiveness in Christ. Help me to learn from my mistakes. In Jesus name I pray, Amen