Daily Devotion: Wages of Sin is still Death
Memorize: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 6:23
Daily Personal Confession
The word of the lord is written on my heart, I am shielded in His will and ways. My life is a true evidence of the existence of The Most High king. Jesus is alive and in charge of my destiny. I will not perish with the Pershing world. I live in this world but I am not of this world because in Christ I live, move and have my being. I am a child of the light, sanctified and ready for the presence of the Most High always. Through my life, many will be channelled and won into the kingdom of God and I will never be a cast away in the prestigious name of JESUS. HALLELUJAH!
Bible Reading: Ezekiel 18:20-24
20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
22 All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.
23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
24 But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live?All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Though many people seem to have forgotten, I want to remind you today that the wages of sin is still death. Death is a salary for sinners as stated in Romans 6:23. The sinner cannot dodge it; you work and you must get paid. Ezekiel 18:20 says:
“The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.”
There are three categories of death. One is physical death. Sickness is an agent of physical death.
In Mark 2:5, Jesus forgave the sin of the paralysed man before healing him. If sin does not get out of the way, sickness will remain and eventually kill the fellow.
Jesus told the man at the pool of Bethesda after healing him that if he went back to his sin, a worse illness would come upon him (John 5:14).
Physical death could come through sickness when sin is in the life of a man.
The second category of death is material death. In Deuteronomy 28:15-24, there is a list of curses for those who will not obey God. If you read that scripture, you would be amazed at how many of those curses have to do with poverty.
Many people are wallowing in poverty simply because they refuse to let go of sin. If only they could turn a new leaf and live holy, they would enjoy great blessings they never thought possible.
Lastly, there is spiritual death. This is the most dangerous; it is separation from God. In Genesis 3:8-10. Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and the moment they heard the voice of God, they ran. God wasn’t the one chasing them, it was their sin.
When you commit sin, you automatically run from God; the intimacy between you and Him is destroyed. Once the devil sees that you and your protector are now apart, he attacks with all kinds of issues. Spiritual death leads the sinner to eternity in hell. May you not experience spiritual death in the mighty name of Jesus.
Avoid Sin, Avoid Death
HEAVENLY FATHER, we come before You to thank You for all you have done and continue to do in our lives, this week shall be different, in the mighty name of Jesus
FATHER, thank You for the freedom from sin and works of flesh that wants to jeopardize my purpose in life, thank You Jesus
FATHER, we come before You today, God, asking for a stronger bond of unity in our relationship with you, in the mighty name of Jesus
FATHER, please deliver me from manipulations of the evil ones that can lead my soul to spiritual death, in Jesus’ name
FATHER, please provide for my family and deliver us from all forms of financial embarrassments, in Jesus’ name
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