There was a story of a couple who after spending time in a mall, went to their car to go home and only to find out that something was wrong with their car. They popped the hood and realized that the reason the car wouldn’t start was because someone took their car battery.
Irritated, they called the towing company to have their car brought to their house.
The next day, to their surprise, a neatly wrapped box with a nice ribbon was left at their doorstep. In it was a brand new car battery. With the gift was a card that said, “Dear sir, I was the person who took your battery. I was on my way to an important meeting only to find out my battery died. So I thought I’d ‘borrow’ yours. For the hassle I’ve caused you, here’s a brand new battery to replace the one I took.”
But that wasn’t all.
“With this battery, I’m also giving you tickets for 2 to Boracay and 2 nights at Friday’s Boracay. This is to renumerate the inconvenience I’ve caused.”
The couple couldn’t believe it so they called the airlines and true enough, the tickets were valid. They called the resort in Boracay, same thing. They were booked. So they took the trip for 3 days, had a time of their life.
When they came back from the trip, lo and behold, when they opened the front door of their house, their house was empty. Every item in their house was plundered.
Sin is unfortunately like that. It reels you in then ‘BAM’! When it hits you with its consequences, you won’t know what happened to you.
Sin takes you further than you want to go.
Keeps you longer than you want to stay.
Costs you more than you want to pay.
But thanks be to God that He has promised in Isaiah 1:18, “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.”
Through Christ, the sin bearer, our sins can be forgiven and through Him we can live a new life of freedom from the enslavement of sin.
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood (Rev. 1:5).
For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin—because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. (Rom 6:6,7)