A single sin does not remain alone, but leads to another. And yet another. Like the Jewish religious leaders. Envy led to murder, which led in turn to the release of a murderous rebel.
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release Barabbas instead.
Mark 15:11 NET
Know that a sin, as small as it may seem, opens the door for still more iniquity to take control of a person.
Infidelity leads to lies and the destruction of a home. Or, in King David’s case, to murder.
Greed leads to hurting one’s neighbor and idolatry.
Addiction leads to theft and violence.
Be it one or many sins, they all lead to consequences: the destruction of relationships and separation from God, now and forever.
So what were you thinking about doing?
Father, keep me from leaving the security of your holiness. May I avoid the first step toward transgression. By your holy Son Jesus. Amen.