Posted by: rena | January 27, 2011

Sin Is the Sting of Death

Have you ever been bitten by a snake? Not many. Have you ever been bitten by a mosquito? Many can say yes. And that bite hurts, doesn’t it?

That’s a physical hurt that we know will pass in time, but getting through that stage is painful, irritating, often considered unnecessary, and a constant reminder of what happened to us. To some, it is a physical sting of death.

As believers in Christ, the sting of death is sin. We were all born into a life and a world of sin. Romans 5:12-15 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.”

Just as one can be saved by an antidote for a snake, so Christ has become the redeemer of life that was poisoned by the sting of death.

When you are caught with the aftermath of being stung by something physical, be reminded of how easy it is for us to be stung by giving in to sin. When struck with a pimple or a cold sore, be reminded of sins we can commit against our own bodies; that stinging reminder that we need to be healed of this malady.

Sin is the sting of death, so be prepared to counteract any attack. Be as Ephesians 6 instructs and where your armor. Be ready, alert, watchful, prayerful, faithful and devoted to God. Because God gives life, and he gives it abundantly.

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