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An Invitation

God speaks. He speaks into our hearts and minds through people, nature, the church. He also speaks to us through His Word. His Word is His love letter to us, His way of helping us remember who we are and assure us of His promises. His Word is the road map to help us live the passionate adventurous lives He always meant for us.

These blog entries are teasers. Insights and revelations to encourage you to read the bible, the greatest piece of literature that was written especially for you, God's child.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Wages of Sin


Romans 6: 23 (NASB) For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Have you worked hard for something? What was your reward?

The word "wages" implies working for something to earn a salary, a reward. Sin is a life lived away from God's presence, an existence of non-relationship with Him. When we don't have a relationship with God, we're in a state of sin. We sow seeds of sin, which means our minds, hearts and actions can't help but sow lies, emptiness, pain, anger,depression, anxiety even when we have the best intentions. And no matter how much we work to manage the lies, the emptiness, the anxieties, no matter how hard we work to get out of this state, we can't. For the wages of sin is death. Spiritual death. Emptiness. Hopelessness.

But God's word doesn't end in hopelessness. Want to know more about this hope? Reread Romans 6:23 and check out tomorrow's blog entry.

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