Sin will always take you farther than you wanted to go


Lamentations 5:21 “Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.”

As you read the first 18 verses it sounds like it gives a glimpse as to why this once-great nation was suffering.

But the last four verses of our text, the focus turns to the greatness of God.

In verse 19, the prophet acknowledges God and it appears to be the key to the prayer……..
………….. “But you, O Lord, reign forever; your throne endures to all generations.”
We are in your hands, Lord. You reign.

With desperate Pain, Jeremiah is expressing a plea to guide the people to a position of humility and repentance.

He is asking God to remember them and turn away from His great wrath.

  • They’re lost in their sin.
  • They’re stuck in a pit.
  • They’re utterly ruined.
  • They’re at an end of themselves.

Can they rescue themselves? No.
We’ve all been in the same scenarios now.
we are in a SPIRITUAL PANDEMIC NOW.

Remember, The Consequences of Sin Are Costly.
I am reminded of this statement,
….. “Sin will always take you farther than you wanted to go, keep you longer than you wanted to stay, and cost you more than you intended to pay.”

So dear Friends,….
Let’s pray God to RESTORE US.

Restoration begins when we turn to God in sorrow and brokenness over our sin.

Let’s Examine our life………….
Are we a fruit bearing Christian?
Is there evidence of Christ-Likeness in our life?
Is there un-confessed sin?
Are we under the judgment and discipline of the Lord today?

GO …………
…. BACK TO GOD,
……. BACK TO THE BIBLE,
……….. BACK TO BIBLICAL STANDARDS AND MORALITY IN OUR BEHAVIORS.

Jooley Mathew
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