I need to quit drinking. I know what the Bible says about alcohol but I am still young and have plenty of time to quit drinking and partying later.
I need to quit gambling but right now I have so much money invested in the NBA playoffs that I could win BIG money in the end.
I need to quit smoking but I have a lot of stress in my life right now and it just helps me make it through all of the rough days I have had.
I need to quit looking at pornography. I know that I probably shouldn’t be but as long as my wife doesn’t find out, then I should be fine. I’ll stop looking at it later.
I need to quit seeing the other woman and work things out with my wife but I don’t feel the same with my wife like I do the other.
I need to quit lying to my boss but I have a lot of sick time that I can use and if I tell them I don’t feel well I would be able to stay home and get some much-needed things done.
What do you need to quit? All of us have things in our life that we need to quit. The above needs are things that people do when they are choosing to live their lives in sin. They aren’t ‘accidental’ sins. They are sins that they choose to make on a daily basis and claim they plan on straightening up later. We all know someone who has been through one or more of the scenarios above.
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 tell us exactly what happens to those who decide to live their lives in sin and what happens if they do not repent and get their life straight with Christ before their time on earth is done. It states “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Then, 1 Corinthians 6:11 comforts us by telling us that that we still have hope if we repent and get our life back on the right road to salvation. “and such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
Many don’t realize how serious it is to choose to live a sinful life. What do you gain from doing the above? Think about it for a few minutes. What do you gain from drinking and partying, or committing adultery, smoking, gambling, lying, and lusting for other women? What good comes out of it? The only thing that you gain is an eternity with the unrighteous and Paul makes it clear in the scriptures.
If you are struggling with a life of sin, there is always hope and that hope comes through Jesus. For those who have already proclaimed Christ and followed the steps of salvation, all you have to do is wholeheartedly ask God for forgiveness and for Him to help you. If you haven’t become of member of the Lord’s family, you can repent of your sin, confess Christ, and have your sins washed away so you can have the opportunity to spend eternity with Him.
The choice is yours.
God is Good….