Since paradise was lost in the Garden of Eden, no one can escape the temptation to sin. While some make better choices than others, a sinner’s life is like attending the school of hard knocks. Living and learning from past mistakes has a learning curve with many struggling to avoid Satan’s snares.
All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one, Romans 3:12.
If you have the opportunity to travel the country or across the world, you begin to get a sense for what’s out there. Along the way, you will rub shoulders with various groups of people, witnessing the good, the bad and the ugly. During his missionary journey’s throughout the Middle East, the apostle Paul makes an interesting observation. Similar to economic classes, Paul writes about the classification of sinners, separating typical offenders from those addicted.
The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them, 1 Timothy 5:24.
If actions speak louder than words, sins communicate the heart and the soul of individuals. Although some may dabble in sin from time to time, others follow in the footsteps of the prodigal, continuing until they reach rock bottom. When the sensations of temporary pleasures fade, sinners face an important decision, do I come to my senses or not? How a sinner’s life ends is in your hands. Therefore, may you heed the words of 1 John 1:6 so that darkness does not prematurely end your life and the reason why you were created.
by Jay Mankus