When we are young, we live our life as if there is no tomorrow. We live carefree lives and don’t worry about following God’s laws as much. You think you have all the time in the world to do as you please. You think you will grow old and become a millionaire and have NO worries. As I have gotten older I have began to see that Sin cost something. Things you do when you are young, come back to bite you.
Some sins affect you when you are younger. You may start to lose things in your life that you consider valuable. You might lose your wife because of committing adultery. You may get drunk with alcohol and lose your job that you worked hard to get. You may lose your truck because you committed a sin that cost a lot of money to do such as gambling and drugs. You may begin to waste your money on riotous living and lose your most prize possessions.You may have a car wreck and lose part of your family or your own life.
See sin cost us something. Maybe not right when we are living in sin, but it will soon enough. Death comes in all ages; look at a cemetery and see the different sized graves. If you are a Christian, God will chastise you for living in sin. He wants you to repent, turn from that sin and come back to him. Do you remember the story of the Prodigal son. He wasted his money with riotous living and then repented and went back to the Father. The Father held his arms open wide and accepted his son back into his family. God will accept us if we turn from our sins and ask him into our lives. If you haven’t prayed that Jesus would save you, then now is the time to do so.
Luke 15:11-24-And he said, A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
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