Sin is costly. Thank you Lord for the payment for pur sins. May we accept your gift of love and by your grace, sin no more.
Today’s reading: Lamentations 3:37-5.
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.
According to Charles Finney, sin is the most expensive thing in the universe. “If it is forgiven sin,” he said, “it cost God His only Son… If it is unforgiven sin, it cost the sinner his soul and an eternity in hell.” The people of Judah and Israel found out how expensive it is; they lost everything. Jeremiah saw it happen firsthand and gave a detailed description of sin’s high cost.
Our skin is hot as an oven, feverish from hunger. Women have been ravished in Zion, and virgins in the towns of Judah. Princes have been hung up by their hands; elders are shown no respect. Young men toil at the millstones; boys stagger under loads of wood.
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