The price of sin is hidden until after we buy in, but make no mistake, sin always has a price. Another fact I can guarantee is the price of sin is always more than we can afford. Continuously buying things with money we don’t have leads to financial ruin. You can get away with it for a little while, but you can’t escape the inevitable results. It’s the same with sin.
You might begin indulging in it with what seems to be little consequence, but the end result is just as certain. You can’t afford it. It will ruin you, and it will kill you. When you disobey God, you will face His wrath and you will face His judgment (Hebrews 9:27-28). There is no hiding and no escape, save for the blood of Jesus.
People who claim Jesus as Lord should no longer walk in sin (1 John 3:6), yet you don’t have to look any further than your mirror to see someone still engaged in sin. Why is it so easy for us? I believe we are so inclined to sin because we don’t see any immediate consequences to our behavior. It seems as if sinning doesn’t cost us much, so why not give in? Bury this truth deep in your heart: sin always has a price. Sometimes the bill comes due quickly. Some may escape payment until their death, but payment will always be required.
Every sin we commit should make us tremble. Don’t waste time trying to classify them under “little sins” or “big sins”. Every sin is an affront to the holiness of God. There is no sin He can tolerate. For a moment of fun, pleasure, greed, or simply selfishness, we place ourselves in the direct path of the Almighty God. It’s a battle you will lose every time without fail or exception. Why would someone who says they love the Lord purposefully do something that shows how little they respect or revere Him? It’s a question we all must ask ourselves every day.
If you want proof that sin always has a price, look no further than the cross of Christ. Jesus suffered immense torture and pain before being put to death for sins that weren’t even His. Not just any death, mind you, but the slow, brutal death of suffocation and bleeding out. Our sins were the cause of this. Not one of us is innocent. Even if our sin didn’t cost us anything, it already cost Jesus His life. One way or another, sin always has a price.
Unless we surrender to the Lordship of Christ, confess our sins to Him, and turn away from our worldly lusts and desires, we will drown in the cost of our sins (Romans 6:23). Jesus paid the price for us, but we must accept that wonderful gift. If we reject it, the full amount will come due. Without the covering of the blood of Jesus, we will die in our sins and be banished to an eternal Hell. Don’t take sin lightly. It always comes at a significant cost both to ourselves and to our Savior. Recognize the gravity of every careless sin and pray for the strength to go and sin no more (John 8:10-11).