Cain & Abel • Devotion #5: Sin and Consequences
Isaiah Combs | Worship Leader
Nothing in life is free. I am sure you have heard this many times in your life.
The older you get, the more you realize how true this is. Everything has a cost, whether it is now or later. It all costs something.
The same thing is true with our sin. There is a cost, and that cost is death and separation from God. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages [cost] of [our] sin is death.” Isaiah 59:2 adds, “But your iniquities [Sin] have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.”
So the sin that we freely commit comes with a cost, and that cost is too great for us to repay. No one is innocent, no one lives sinless, and no one is free from the cost. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” We were bound to sin and separation from God. Our cost follows us around and is bound to us like weighty chains.
“BUT” is such a small word, yet it is the difference maker. “For the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). There is something in this life that is free, and that is the free gift of God. He paid our debt and wiped the slate clean. No longer are we a slave to our wages (cost) and death. No longer are we separated from God. The crazy thing is, all we have to do is accept the free gift.
“Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved” (Romans 10:9-10).
Who says there is nothing in this life that is free?