The Cost of Sin–Is This Really Worth It? Devotional for February 28, 2022

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Today’s Bible Reading from the Five Day Bible Reading Plan: Leviticus 24-25, Psalm 81, Hebrews 9

In the Old Testament, the redemption of sin brought about death. “This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you” (Hebrews 9:20; cf. Exodus 24:8). Through these sacrifices, the penitent sinner was made clean. “Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins” (Hebrews 9:22). Blood. Death. This is the cost of sin.

Is it worth it?

Christ came at the “end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself” (Hebrews 9:26). In order for the consequences of your sin and mine to be squashed, Christ went to the slaughterhouse of the cross to take care of that. Your sin still causes a death.

Is it really worth it?

Christ is coming again, “not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him” (Hebrews 9:28). He already dealt with that which leads to death (Romans 6:23). He does not need to deal with sin anymore, because He already accomplished all that’s needed. Are you so in love with that which for which Christ was crucified that you reject Him and His work for that which brings eternal consequences

Is it really worth it?

Christ is worth it. He meets you where you are and takes you where you need to be to make you right with Him.

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