Sin Ruins Everything

by Terry Wane Benton

We had Paradise and God, and everything was good, beautiful, and perfect.

Then sin entered the world, and we lost a perfect paradise, fellowship with God who is perfect, access to the tree of life, and were left to deal with a world of problems and hardships. Sin spread all over the place through people and more problems were experienced.

Why do we keep repeating the same misery-giving sins? What good do drinking alcohol and drug abuse do? A little pleasure for a lot of addiction and misery. Does that make sense? What peace and happiness can we have in a world of alcoholics, drug addicts, and hateful people who murder your character if not your body? The works of the flesh promote more evil and misery (Galatians 5:19-21). Not only do these things promote misery and unhappiness now, but they set people up for eternal misery and separation from God and all that is truly good.

There is a more excellent way (John 14:6; I Corinthians 12:31–13:13). It comes down to whether we decide to be wise or foolish (Matthew 7:21ff). The wise will make good decisions that make life better here and perfect in eternity, while the foolish will continue to make foolish choices that keep them enslaved to sin that leads to much misery here and nothing good in hell for eternity. Sin blinds them. Sin ruins everything! Jesus is the way out! Be wise and take hold of Him!

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