Proverbs 28:1-4 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
Most of us who are old enough to drive are familiar with the feeling we get when we are driving down the highway, not really paying attention to our speed, and then we see a police car pass on the other side of the interstate. Immediately we look at the speedometer to see if we are going over the speed limit. If so, our next glance is in the rear-view mirror to see if the Police car has turned around and is now coming to get us. However, you realize that you have gone too far to be able to see. So, for the next 5 miles or so you keep glancing back; just to see if they were coming. After a while, you finally relax realizing there has been no one following you after all.
That is just one example of what it is like to live a sinful life. Always wondering, am I going to be caught? Looking over your shoulder to see who is watching or who may have heard what you said. Wondering if the lie you told yesterday is going to catch up with you today. Always running, and never being able to get away from the constant uneasy guilt. Knowing in your heart, one day it will all catch up with you.
Even if the world never catches you, God is always watching and sees every sin. The bible says in Romans 6:23; “the wages of sin is death.”
Death comes to every person eventually. In Heb 9:27 it says, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” On that day, it will be one day too late. On that day the wages of sin are more than just physical death, it will be eternal death. An eternal separation from God.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Oh, how wonderful and freeing it is to know, that when I took my sin to the cross of Calvary, Jesus paid the price for them all. They are all washed away. There is no more looking over my shoulder, no more wondering about my life. The life I live, I now live for Him.
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