3 Ways Sin is bigger than a Pandemic!

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3 Ways Sin is bigger than a Pandemic! 

Our world is spinning faster than ever before!  More chaos, confusion, sickness, disease, wars, etc., are happening.  People do not trust each other, especially what they hear on TV.  The Covid-19 has ushered in fear, panic, frustration, economic and physical loss.  But there is something that is worse!  There is an infection is in every human heart.  It is the curse of sin!  

Every human ever born is born with a sinful nature 

God’s Word in the Bible declares, “There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:22b-23, NIV) 

Just look at how people treat each other.  Many are angry, disrespectful, God-haters, distrustful, rude and even violent.  In fact, the Apostle Paul describes this conduct in his letter to the Romans.  He says, “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.  They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.  They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invest ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy.  Although they know god’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:23-32, NIV) 

The Apostle writes that the punishment, the penalty of sin is death.  “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”   

Sin is the opposite of God’s Holiness and Righteousness.  God’s wrath is upon those individuals who still have not dealt with this sin problem.    

There is only one solution to remove the penalty of sin 

The solution is putting your trust, your faith, your belief in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.   Romans 6:23 stated above says that God gives the gift of eternal life.  We find this in Jesus Christ!   Remember John 3:16, “For God so loved the world (you!) that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life.”   

As the hymn writer sings, “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!”   God gave his Son, Jesus Christ, to satisfy the wrath of God, once and for all, so you and I could have eternal life.   Jesus paid it all on the cross, rising again, defeating death and hell and is coming again for all who have put their trust in him.   This is the only solution - Jesus Christ - that will remove the penalty of sin.  Your efforts, your possessions, your position will not save you.  Only your trust in Christ will.  The question is have you put your faith, your trust, your belief in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord?   If not, why not right now ask Jesus to save you from your sins?  He is the “Way-Maker.”   

A sincere prayer from your heart to God, believing and receiving Christ in your life, confessing your sins before God and thanking Him for what He’s done on the cross, forgiving your sins and giving you eternal life is the first step.    

If we do not deal with Sin, its results will be worse than physical death! 

The Romans verses states the word “wages of sin is death.”  What that means is that the paycheck of sin is death - two-fold, physical and spiritual separation from God for all eternity.   Jude 1:12-13 says, “ They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13 They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever. (NIV)”    

Those who have not trusted in Christ, yet are relying on themselves are powerless like a rain cloud that cannot rain, or a fruit tree with no fruit, and uprooted, twice dead!  What is their reward?  According to Jude, “blackest darkness” is reserved for the lost.    The choice is “sin-filled” or “Savior-filled?”   Which will you choose?  

All Is Not Lost! 

There is still today, still time to repent and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  There is still time to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and tell others of God’s amazing love and grace.  There is still time to take care of the infection of sin with God’s gift of love - faith in Jesus Christ.   Have you done this?  Will you do this?  Do not let the pandemic of your soul go untreated.  Let the Holy Spirit breathe in you the breath and gift of eternal life through faith in Christ.  (See Job 33:4, John 20:22) 

I am grateful that God has revealed His salvation through Jesus Christ.  His gift is available for all.  His love is available for all.   Those who trust in Christ have been forgiven of their sins, the wrath of God has been removed, and the gift of eternity has been given.    

If you have trusted in Christ as your Savior, I would love to hear about it.  Just respond with an email or comment and tell me how you received Jesus into your heart.  Thank you for sharing. 

Growing together, 


2 Timothy 1:7