Many of us understand what sin is and have come to know the sins stated in the Bible, yet how come we still try to compensate and desire for a taste of sin? How far will a taste of sin cause to our lives? Can we truly live a life pleasing to God while bypassing his laws?
It can be easy to underestimate the consequences of sin, and there have been times in my life when I thought that I could justify my actions despite what the Bible says. I thought that I could still please God as long I acknowledge him, loved him, and served him. But I have found that there is only 1 fact that we should all know about sin:
Sin separates us from God.
No matter how big or small your sin is, it all separates you from the grace and blessings of God. When Eve sinned through eating the fruit from the Tree of Life that God had forbid her from eating, God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. They were separated from God, and if we continue to keep sin in our lives, just like Adam and Eve, we will be separated from God in our lives.
Sin does not take away God’s love for us, but it does put us outside of the blessings that God had originally planned for us. Isaiah 59:2 says, “But your inequities have separated you from you God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”
Like Eve, if we take a taste of the “forbidden fruit” in our lives, we will find God’s consequences soon enough. Sin always seems good and harmless – like the forbidden fruit that Eve was tempted to eat. Genesis 3:6 says Eve saw the fruit as “good for food and pleasing to the eye.” Sin will never seem bad to us; it will always be desiring and bring a benefit for us – but only a temporary one.
You may think that sinning once, or just having a taste of sin is no harm, but looking to what happened to Eve, just one bite of the forbidden fruit brought curse to all generations to come. There will always be a consequence to sin, and it will definitely be greater than the instant gratification it brings. Ask yourself this: What good will a taste of sin have in your life? Why would you even want a taste of sin that God warns us to stay away from? What good would sin really bring to your life?
Don’t let a taste of sin get in the way of God’s blessing for you.
We are all still dealing with the same Satan that tempted Eve. Don’t fall for the doubts and lies that he will plant in your mind. We all face temptation the same way like Eve. It all starts from doubting God’s law, and then justifying that sin is no longer sin nor harmful to us. Many of us face sin saying to ourselves, “What can possibly be bad from doing this?”
Satan is good at telling you the benefits of sin, but he certainly will not tell you the consequences of it. He told Eve that the benefit of eating the fruit would bring her wisdom and make her like God. He was right, but he surely did not tell her that sin would separate Adam and her from God.
Satan knows that sin separates us from God, and he will do everything he can to deceive us into compensating for sin. Don’t use your own reasoning to justify if you should sin or not. Trust that God loves you and that he knows what is best for you.
John 14:6 says, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” Only God’s way will bring you life to the fullest. God wants to be one with you and he has planned blessings and a prosperous future for you. So remember, don’t try a taste of sin.