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1 Corinthians 15:56-57 (NKJV) The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Sin in your life has one outcome: death.  Death of happiness, death of a clear conscience, death of fellowship with God, death of spiritual and emotional health, death of relationships, death of peace… and sometimes actual physical death directly related to the consequences of your sin.

We do no favors by ignoring the reality of sin, ignoring God’s warnings about sin and pretending that personal “freedom” to do anything we desire (code for “unrestrained immorality”) without interference or judgment from others or society is somehow a blessing rather than the curse it really is.

We are told incessantly by the current culture that “love” is allowing any and all behavior, choices, ideas and activity blessed by zero moral restraint or standards. This is the EXACT OPPOSITE of true love. True love tells the truth about the consequences of sin, the outcome of immorality and the inevitable conclusion of unrestrained sin: death.

Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever seed you plant, that’s the harvest you will reap.

Think It Over: We have sold a lie to our culture. Love is not the freedom to live any way we want, do anything we want, sin anytime we want. That is not true love or true freedom. In reality, that is a life of bondage, loss and death. If you truly love someone, have the moral and spiritual courage to tell them the truth. Our only victory over our sinful nature is first to admit the truth and then turn to Jesus who died to give us victory over sin.