Consequences

Sexual sin brings consequences. I was driving down to San Diego after the Ducks game tonight (which by the way we lost game 1 of round 3 against the Predators) and I was thinking about all the sexual sin I had been in years past. It stung and brought tears to my eyes knowing that I was the cause of someone else’s fall. Immediately Luke 17 came to mind.

And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. 3Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

I looked at David’s life and how he had consequences for his sexual sin. I thought of, really, many of the different examples of sexual sin in the Bible and how each one had its consequences. I made that temptation become a reality for three guys….three. Didn’t learn my lesson after the first, or second. It made me think, If I ended up single the rest of my life, I know exactly why. If this car just blew off the 5S right now into the ocean, I know exactly why. It’s a death I would deserve. Death and separation from God are what I deserve. I also said to myself, “I should be joyful in the expected single life that is to come. Will I be?”

My coworker today said I was giving off the “single vibes”. She’s a funny one, but it did make me evaluate how I interact with the men at work, especially being the “HR Lady”. Really, car rides are the best way to think through your day and pray about what is really happening in your heart. Consequences, am I ready to face them humbly? I pray to be ready for whatever God has for me and to recognize in my fallen state that His grace really does cover all my past sins and, unfortunately, the sins that are to come. Praying I never cause another brother to fall ever again.

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