Is bigger really better? I’m not so sure. It depends on what you are referring to.
A bigger church congregation is definitely better than having a bigger waistband! But seriously, we live in a super-sized world. Everything has got to go larger. This is why I think the majority of people don’t think twice about one little sin. I mean, isn’t it the big things that hurt the worst; big guns, big dogs, and big sins?
Actually no. Small guns, small dogs, and small sins still can be just as hurtful as the larger ones. Remember the old adage, “Big things come in small packages.” I want to share some thoughts for you to consider concerning one little sin.
Back thousands of years ago a proposal was offered to Adam and Eve. Satan proposed that they take the same road he took which was to become independent from God by departing from His will and His purpose for them.
Now of course, Satan didn’t say it that way; he never does. He twisted truth and offered them what seemed to be something so small and insignificant.
They accepted Satan’s lie and committed one little sin. No big deal right? People do this all the time.
Well let’s look at that choice and decide.
First, that one little sin altered the entire future of the human race. It separated us from a relationship as well as a fellowship with God. That one little sin led to the murder of their son by his brother. It led to the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah and its destruction.
Because of that one little sin, Adam and Eve lost their perfect home, perfect fellowship, perfect love, perfect wisdom, perfect power, and perfect destiny. They traded it for wretchedness, war, welfare, pain, agony, sickness, and emotional, physical, and spiritual experiences with death.
That one little sin set humanity on a stormy sea with no shoreline, no motor, no food, no compass, and all it gave was misery. That one little sin was simply satanic.
Sin takes, God gives. Sin binds, God liberates. Sin destroys, God makes new. Sin’s result is death “but God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Jesus paid it all, all to him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow.
Jesus paid that one little sin in full on Calvary. Turns out that one little sin truly wasn’t that small. Next time you are tempted to sin, remember what a sinful choice can do and what our wonderful Savior has done.
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