Sin will take you farther than you wanted to go, it will keep you longer than you wanted to stay and will cost you a lot more than you wanted to pay.
Most people don’t start out in gross sin, but there is always the potential that’s where they’ll end up. There they are engulfed, emerged and overpowered by sin and wondering how it all happened. The answer to this question can be found in Psalms 1: 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
When we are in the God’s perfect will for our lives, sin doesn’t impress us and we are able to walk right pass it, without being affected. However, if there is a breakdown in our relationship with the Father, we will find ourselves standing in front of sin, observing it and allowing ourselves to be enticed by its power. The tragic third step in this ungodly progression of sin is that we suddenly find ourselves not walking pass sin, or only standing on the edge in observation, but we are now sitting squarely in the middle of sin.
Sin is like a whizzing, whirling turbine with mesmerizing lights and hypnotic music that whispers “come closer, don’t be afraid, it’s okay.” Nonetheless, when we reach out and touch sin, we are sucked in, chewed up and spit out the other side. This is when we realize the price we may have to pay for this sin. It is God’s desire that you will continue to walk on pass every opportunity to sin and immediately turn to Jesus for help if you ever find yourself standing in awe.
When you walk in Godly counsel, sin is an Abomination to you– however, when you stand in the way of sinners, sin becomes a Fascination to you – and finally, it is when you sit in the seat of the scornful, that sin becomes a Participation by you.
Psalm 24:3-5 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Pastor Hal Steenson