Sin Shocked

“Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” James 1:15

You’ve seen the warning labels on the back of appliances, but could your DVD player or clock radio really electrocute you? The answer is yes. An amateur’s repair guide for small electronics carried this warning: 

Getting a volt from an incoming 120 volts ac (120 Vac) is more than just unpleasant: it can be fatal. Studies have shown that it takes very little current to kill. Even a small amount of current can paralyze your muscles, and you won’t be able to let go. Just a fraction more and your heart muscle can become paralyzed.

A naïve repairman may not have sufficient respect for the lethal power of electricity. “Sure, a small shock might hurt a little,” he tells himself, “but I can always just let go of the wire.”

What the amateur doesn’t realize is that even a small amount of electricity has the power to paralyze. That’s what makes it so dangerous.

Sin works the same way. People treat sin lightly because they don’t fear its power to paralyze their souls. Too many people have foolishly grabbed hold of a sin that they later find they can’t let go of, even when it’s hurting them.

Sin is dangerous in our lives because it sets in motion destructive forces that we become powerless to stop.

Next time you’re tempted to dabble in some seemingly small sin, remember this: God’s warnings against sin in His Word are meant for your protection. Sin is never safe.

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!