“Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay and cost you more than you want to pay” Queen Zaza.
I came across the above quote by a friend some days ago. I have read it pondered on it and reproduced it here. The quote I have found to be very accurate. I would explain why in simple terms.
Sin we know was brought into the world by one man Adam (Romans 5 vs 12). Adam was created by God told not to eat of a particular tree. Eve gave Adam of the fruit and thus by their actions sin entered the world through their disobedience. Eve apparently (like most people) do not actually know the extent of their actions. They see it on the surface value. It can’t be that bad it’s just this little thing. A little compromise here a little compromise there nothing major. So they think, Adam and Eve had no idea how far the consequences of their actions will take them. They did not also forsee how long it would take them to be able to defeat sin and walk away from its clutches.
We are in a world were the emphasis is on doing and exploring everything. There are no limitations. There is no boundary nothing is sacred nothing is off limits. If it makes you feel good do it.
I once watched a movie in which one of the characters was having an affair with a man who was married. She justified her actions by telling herself the man who had a wife made her feel good. Another man made it seem like he was helpless he was in love with a woman who wasn’t his wife so he was free to love. The sad part was that as glamorous as it seemed in the movie affairs are not glamorous in real life. They always end up horrible. Lives are destroyed marriages are shattered and people live with the endless pain no matter how much they smile. The reason is simple sin takes them further than they ever imagined. They cross roads they should never be on and boundaries that should never be crossed in the first place.
David knew better than anyone what this meant. He was the king he had everything fame riches power. Yet in one single act of adultery David set in motion events that had far reaching consequences that even David never imagined. I mean how does adultery become the pathway to murder??
The thing about it is that it takes control of a person. You want to be better to be free but somehow you keep walking right through the same part.
There was a time in my life I walked a certain path. It’s funny now when I remember because it never intended to be that. As it is with these things carelessness leaves one unguarded and then like a house without a fence you stroll right in. It is one of the darkest hours of my entire existence. And it certainly kept me longer than I ever intended and cost me too many things.
There is never any pleasure in sin. A person starts by telling a little lie today and graduates tomorrow into something more sinister. Like Eve we always think we are wiser and more knowledgeable. We have attained some measure of wisdom which in the end is foolishness. It takes all of our joy strength peace. It leaves us with scars wounds that takes sometimes a long time to heal. Some people never fully heal.
God’s grace and mercy is present to take us away from it. As sin entered the world through one man so also righteousness entered through one man Christ. We were ransomed, bought with a price sanctified and purified. Made to serve our new Lord who sees us as friends.
I most times cannot grasp the concept of grace. I keep wondering why what I have done to merit any of it. Some days I forget that grace and walk in my own foolishness. At the end of the day it never quite works out. I always end up running back.
Like the quote says it has taken me further than I ever wanted to go (places I am not even sure of these days). It wasn’t enough at point B there needed to be a further stretch. It kept me in places I never wanted to be. Traded and casually joked at things I shouldn’t even entertain……..