When sin is committed, the collateral damages are always dangerous and uncontrollable.
SCRIPTURE: I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. Psalm 32:5.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When sin is committed, the collateral damages are always dangerous and uncontrollable.
The Scripture makes it clear that sin goes beyond offending God with our actions. Many times, we think that sin starts and ends by our offending God with our actions.
Sin is the primary offence while the iniquity of sin is the secondary effect. The iniquity of sin refers to the collateral damages and ravages of sin particularly as it affects others. When sin is committed, the collateral damages are always dangerous and uncontrollable.
Let us take David for example.
2 Samuel 11:2-5 gives us the account of where David committed immorality with Beersheba, Uriah’s wife.
Now, the primary sin of David was the sin of lust and immorality. But the effects of his sins were not what he planned for. That is called the iniquity of the sin.
Now, what are the damages?
Number one, the woman got pregnant. David wasn’t planning for pregnancy. All he wanted was fleshly pleasure and nothing More. Then he asked Uriah to go home from the battlefield so Uriah could have relationship with his wife. David wanted to impose the pregnancy on Uriah so that nobody knew he was actually responsible for it, but he did not succeed.
The second effect of David’s sin was murder. All he wanted was to sleep with a woman. But the woman got pregnant and David had to kill her husband through the instrumentality of Joab, his commander. (2 Samuel11:15).
Beloved, the effect of sin is dangerous. By all means, refuse to indulge yourself in sin in order not to reap the ugly effects of it.
Remember this: When sin is committed, the collateral damages are always dangerous and uncontrollable.
- Refuse to indulge in any form of sin.
- Flee from all appearances of evil.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to live a life of integrity. Deliver me from sin and its effects, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE INIQUITY OF SIN (PART 1)
QUOTE: Iniquity gives the devil access to the life of a person. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Acts 16-18
REFLECTION: Are there collateral damages on others or yourself from your sinful actions in time past? Will you ask God for mercy to neutralise those effects? Do.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Receive grace and mercy to overcome every collateral damage of iniquity in Jesus’ Name.
The present devotion was composed by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Center (DIGC), settled at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a force stuffed field where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are grinding away for the salvation, recuperating and rebuilding of human fates and nobilities.
LIGHTGOSPEL COUNSEL’S: Until you are brought back to life, God regularly standing presence will never be with you. You must be born again to enjoy constant triumph. If it’s not too much trouble say the showed petition beneath in Faith.
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I believe acknowledge you as my Lord and Personal Savior. I believe in my heart that You died and became alive once again to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus precious name, Amen.