Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
Some folks just love misery,trials and tribulation,sickness,etc. What bothers and confuse me is. Why would You be delivered from a sickness,an addiction,a curse,a problem, a person then go right back in.Why do people ask and seek forgiveness for their sins, get it, then go back and do the same things over and over again? It’s as the Bible says,Just like a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly (Proverbs 26:11). Most people think they can keep on sinning, then ask for forgiveness and think it’s over; yet they fail to realize that the wages or penalty for sin is death of some kind (Romans 6:23). Even though you are forgiven, your penalty or punishment is on the way, so why would a person want to add more punishment to what they already have, this is just not logical; it is like a consecutive life sentence.Trust me punishment is severe. So if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime, or for the Christians if you don’t want to lose it, don’t do it (disobey God).
“For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in it and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the Holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to his own vomit, and, the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire”(2 Peter 2:20-22). Repetitious sins is the same as presumptuous sins, and like David prayed in Psalm 19:13, “Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.”
Jesus reminds us that, “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). There is no excuse for repetitious or presumptuous sinning, because, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not permit you to be tempted above that which you are able, but will with the temptation, also make the way to escape, that you may be able to bear it”(1 Corinthians 10:13). So what is your excuse now? David gave us his solution in Psalm 119:11 he said, “Thy word have I hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.” In Romans 12:1-2 Paul tells us, “I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service, and be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
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Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to Him who is Immortal and Invisible, the only wise God, our Savior, be glory, praise, honor, and thanks for using me to release this message. In Jesus’ name, Amen.