Sin is Disgraceful!
“Achan answered Joshua and said, “Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel, and this is what I have done:(vs. 20) JOSHUA 7:19:26.
The Acronym of SIN, when I look it up, stands for “Self-Inflicted Nonsense.” In other words, it is an action taken or embrace by a person that has caused it to be harmful to oneself. It’s a choice made by one who has been allowed to make it happen. Sin is not something that can be taken for granted but rather something that should be dealt with and rooted out of our life.
In the story of Achan’s in Joshua 7, we see how sin causes disorderliness and destroyed people’s life because of one-person disobedience. It was just a matter of being disobedient, and others have to pay the consequences of their actions. He inflicted death upon himself and his family. He allowed sin to take over him and destroy his life.
In John 8:34, Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.” In this case, it means God hates sin, period. He hates sin in all its form, and that is why He sent Jesus to die for us because sin is a disgraceful thing to the spirit of God that lives in us. It robbed us of God’s covenant presence, his presence in our hearts and minds. It also robbed us of His love for us.
Sin is disgraceful when we do not repent and turn away from the sinful desire that leads to the destruction of our soul. The grace we have received through the blood of Christ is sufficient to wash away our sin, but we must repent and turn away from sin to be saved. Remember, if you want the grace of God to increase more, you must repent and turn away from sin. Romans 6:1-2 says, “What then shall we say? Shall we continue in sin so that grace may increase? Absolutely not! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?”
1. Thank you, Jesus, for your forgiveness of my sin.
2. Brethren, God is willing to forgive, therefore take a moment to pray
3. 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”