Sin is Disgraceful! 2
“And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.” 1 Samuel 15:24.
Saul cried out to Samuel, saying, “…I feared the people and obeyed their voice.” You see, many times we listen to wrong advice and that contradict the will of God in our life. We do things that do not serve God’s purpose because we are afraid of what he might say or think about us. We do things that are contrary to God’s will because we don’t want our friendship or relationship to be broken.
Doing things that are pleasing to friends and family but unpleasing to God’s will can be disgraceful. Saul pleases the crowd because he wants them to like him, but forgotten the purpose of God and His word. Are you in that situation? Are you going to do something that does not serve God’s purpose? If you find yourself in this situation, what will you do?
Many of us still admire sin as a way of branding and packaging ourselves to meet the demand of others. We are not even aware of how much sin is impacting our lives. We don’t realize that some sin is like a petty thief stealing from you gradually because he has no intention of hurting you or making you feel bad about yourself. But forget that the destruction is taking place and that it is only a matter of time before we will be able to see the damage done by sin.
Don’t forget that It is the same sin that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. It is the same sin that caused fire and brimstone to be rained down on the two cities of the plain. It is the same sin that caused Adam and Eve to be chased out of the garden of Eden, why? They only eat apples. How big is the apple of sin in your life that you can imagine, but causing so much pain and suffering? Or causing you to violate God’s covenant in your life because you are not willing to let go of that desire? Acts 17:30 says, “The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent.”
1. Give thanks to God in every situation.
2. Pray against the will of the enemy that plans to destroy your glorious future.