I remember watching many of my friends fall to sexual sin as a teenager. I recall watching them tell stories of all the fun they had at the latest party, or the best thing they had done. I recall at times really feeling like I was missing out on a lot because I had chosen not to go to the parties, and not participate in sexual sin.
It can sometimes be discouraging choosing to follow Jesus. There can be times when it feels like everyone is against you, or perhaps that they’re all having fun while you’re not. Let’s look at today’s Bible verse.
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. – John 8:34 (NIV)
Even though sin can sometimes seem like fun, in the end, it leads to slavery. That means that often your sin will entangle you and not produce lasting fun or freedom in your life. Yes, sin can at times seem like fun, or even be fun in the moment. But the truth is, that fun isn’t lasting.
Sin leads to bad fruit in your life. It’s only by following Jesus and living our lives the way the Bible tells us to that brings true freedom. Sin brings bad things into your life.
That’s why Jesus came to set us free from the power that sin held over our lives. So today, make the decision to try to the best of your ability to walk free from sin. Sin never leads to anything good. Turn from sin, and make the determination that with the help of Jesus, you can live a life that is free from the effects of sin!