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Adding Sin to Sin (Saturday, October 6, 2017)

Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:

Introductory Thoughts

Many people take a lax attitude toward sin. They choose to continue in sin thinking that the consequences are not mounting up. The scriptures indicate something quite different. At one point, the people of God came to the prophet Samuel in great fear because they had “added unto all [their] sins this evil, to ask . . . a king” (1 Samuel 12:19). At another time, the heads of the children of Ephraim stood up and said, “whereas we have offended against the LORD already, ye intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass” (2 Chronicles 28:13). It is imperative that men be sober minded concerning sin. Even if a man is saved, he should not continue in sin that grace may abound (Romans 6:1-2).

Devotional Thoughts

• (For children): John the Baptist had reproved king Herod for many evils, including the taking of his brother’s wife. Herod added to his sins by putting John into prison and having him beheaded (Luke 3:18-20; Matthew 14:10).
• (For everyone): Are you daily adding sin to sin? Are you unwilling to consider God’s disgust for your sin? Are you unaware that men will give account for the things done in their bodies (2 Corinthians 5:10)?
• How does it show a lack of wisdom when an individual decides that it is a light matter to continue to add new sins to those already present in the heart?

Prayer Thoughts

• Ask the Lord to give you a distaste for sin.
• Ask God to show you the nature of your own heart.

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