Sin's Great Cost



“Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.” 1 John 3:4

Beloved,

This week I pray we reflect on the cost of our sin. Our world minimizes sin. Our world does not take sin very seriously, but God takes our sin very seriously. God’s holiness requires an absolute hatred of sin. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness. Lawlessness is living without regard to God’s righteous law. Everyone has lived without regard to God’s law and rebelled against Him. Are you living without regard to God’s Word? Are you trivializing sin? Sin is lawlessness. Beloved, take your sin as
seriously as God takes your sin.

As we reflect on our sin, we must also reflect on the cost of sin. The cost of sin was the brutal crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ. The sinless Son of God became sin. He was marked as a transgressor. He bore our sins in his body on a tree. He was wounded for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. Sin has a great cost. As we understand the cost of our sin it should cause us to run from it. Do not make a practice of sinning and going against God’s law. Remember the cost, but also remember the love.

Our great God and Savior Jesus Christ “gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness.” Jesus Christ gave himself. He willingly became sin. He willingly was marked as a transgressor. He willingly bore our sins in his body on a tree. He willingly was wounded for our transgressions. He willingly was crushed for our iniquities. What a Great God!! He gave Himself to redeem us from living without regard to God so that through His Spirit we could live righteous and holy lives.

Sin has great costs. If we continue to make a practice of sinning, we have not fully understood the love of God our Savior. Jesus died to save us from our sin to his service. Reflect on your sin. Reflect on its cost. Most importantly, reflect on how our great God and Savior Jesus Christ made an end to our sin in willingly giving himself for us. The cross shows God’s hatred of sin and His mercy for sinners. Reflect on your sin and rejoice in your forgiveness!!!

Steven Brazzell

Charlotte, NC