- Psalm 7:3-5 (NASB)
In the two verses prior to these three verses, King David relies upon God for deliverance from persecutors. The king seeks God as his shelter from the storm of troubles. But in our three verses, David makes an interesting point. His point is that if any of his trouble comes from his own doing, he is willing to face the consequences.
Do we, as God’s people, willingly accept the consequences of our wrong doing? Although we are forgiven through the blood of Christ for all of our sin, sin does bring consequences that sometimes cannot be averted. God’s people should understand and face this truth.
The consequences of sin come in many painful forms: lost friends, strained relationships, memories which scar. We remember rebellious choices, sorrowful actions, and foolish words. The weight of our wrong is too much for us to bear. This is why even in as we suffer the consequences of our sin, God is right there carrying much of the weight.
Perhaps the consequences of your sin are presently hitting you. Keep in mind that God forgave all your sin when Jesus died upon the cross. As a child of God, you will never face the ultimate consequence of sin which is spiritual death. Rejoice in this truth.
God also gives much grace as we endure sin’s consequences. His grace teaches how to deal with the pain and regret. But we must allow His healing touch to penetrate our hearts and minds amidst the hurt. This requires that we realize that we are the cause of our hurt and trust God with every step we take in repentance.
No matter what the consequence of our sin, as a child of God, our ultimate destiny is eternity with Christ. This world is not our eternal home. All consequence of our sin is to be removed someday by God Himself.
- Pastor Randy