A purposeful decision to sin, no matter the pleasure, is just not worth it. A Christian, choosing to sin, is purposely ‘giving up’ their identity of who they are, their representation of Jesus, rejecting God’s Word, choosing darkness over Holy light, giving invitation to the enemy’s presence, and rejecting being open to, and grieving, the Holy Spirit.
Two people in mutual sin, lack selfless love’s consideration for each other, vessels hindering each other’s relations with Jesus. Unrepented sin might seem to go well for awhile, presumptuous of God’s forgiving grace. Then, God’s patience can run out. LOVE can bring correction for a sinner’s truths to face righteous truth, and seeing all the destruction, at times, can yield an unbearable conscience, but hopefully accountability and repentance: for only in judgment is restoration.
A child of God can suffer if God ceases giving valued old or new blessings. God forgives, but God makes it, just not worth it, to sin, and a sinner, on their own, can bring life consequences upon themselves. Wisdom’s prudence can guard against regrets from sin, including from being distant from the Holy Spirit when a loved one needs prayer.
Being open to the Holy Spirit’s presence can be extraordinary. This includes closeness within the Holy Spirit, a Heavenly view from the outside of the world looking in, love and peace passing understanding, access to divine guidance and eternal wisdom, prayer requests answered, joy in praise to our Savior Jesus, and simultaneously to all else – conducting lasting purposes recorded eternally in Heaven, such as leading loved ones and others to Jesus for eternal life: all much better than any pleasure of any sin.
Ephesians 4:30,5:8 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Written by James Rathman: Evangelist: BlessedInternational.com