The Wages of Sin is Death

The woman caught in sin

Sin is the transgression of God's law. It started in the beginning. God gave Adam and Eve instruction. He asked them not to eat from the tree of death but they disobeyed. Sin came to the world and was transferred to all generations (Genesis 2:17).

It's important to overcome sin because the wages of sin is death. It gives Satan and his demons access to the life of a person. They afflict the person and the affliction can lead to death unless the person repents (Romans 6:23; James 1:15).

Sin defiles. Jesus said the sins from the heart—evil thoughts, adultery, covetousness, theft, pride, murder—defile a person (Mark 7:20-23). It makes a person unclean and corrupts his moral senses. 

Those active in sin will not make heaven unless they repent (Galatians 5:19-21). Nicodemus, a teacher of the Jews, came to Jesus by night to enquire from him about salvation. Jesus told him that no one enters heaven unless he is born again and set free from sin (John 3:3).

A person must overcome sin because if he doesn’t, it will have complete dominance over him. The person will become a slave to that sin unless he repents. Jesus said whoever sins is a servant to the sin unless he is set free by him (John 8:34-36).

Whoever continues in sin will not prosper. Lack of prosperity is caused by sin. The wicked may prosper in his work, but it's only for a season. True prosperity comes after patience, living a righteous life free from sin (Proverbs 28:13).

The body is the temple of God and it should not be polluted by sin and uncleanness. God wants everyone to overcome sin (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

To overcome sin, give your life to Christ. We are justified and made righteous by his blood that was shed on the cross (Romans 3:23-24). Whoever abides in Christ and live for him does not sin (1 John 3:6-10). For the sins of mankind, he was crucified on the cross and his blood was shed for the remission of sin (1 Peter 2:24).

Anyone who gives his life to Christ is a new being. His sins are blotted out. He is not held accountable for past sins and is expected to walk in the newness of life (2 Corinthians 5:17).

Confess the sin to God and the person wronged. This is restitution. If we confess our sins, God forgives and cleanses us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:8-9; Psalm 32:5).

Walk by the Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit live in you and guild you. Life in the Spirit doesn’t live to satisfy the desires of the flesh and sin (Galatians 5:16).

Finally, love. Learn the art of love. Love covers the multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). As love increases in the life of an individual, sin decreases (Matthew 24:12).
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