Today’s Deeply Rooted Devotion is from Leviticus 5-7.
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “When someone sins….” Leviticus 6:1-2a, CSB
“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.” Romans 6:23, ESV
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8, ESV
The Bible is clear that every person has sinned against God. We don’t have to look very far to find the effects of sin. We only have to look at ourselves. Leviticus 5-7 show us that when we sin there are consequences. Our sin is costly. Sin causes us to become untrustworthy, to hurt others (physically, emotionally, or spiritually), and many other things. Our sin always has consequences for ourselves, and often for others.
The greatest way that we see sin as costly is in the death of Jesus Christ. Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is death and Romans 5:8 tells us that Jesus died that death for us. The sinners being referred to in that verse are us, not Jesus. Sin is costly and so a price must be paid to restore the broken relationships it creates.
Reflect on how sin has been costly in your own life. Reflect on how the sins of others have been felt by you. And then look to Jesus, the One who shows His love for us while we are still sinners. Giving us His grace, He walks with us as we feel the effects of sin in and around us.