The Addictiveness of Sin

For the good that I desire to do, I do not do, but the evil I do not want is what I do.

— Romans 7:19

One of the tragic things about sin is that it is addictive. It doesn’t matter what kind of sin a person gets into—not just alcohol or drugs—all sin is addictive. The more we do a particular sin, the stronger becomes our addiction and the more its chains hold us, and the greater our desire for that sin. Some of you know exactly what I am talking about; you have been there or you are in bondage right now. The good news is that every shackle is broken at Calvary.

There on the Cross, Christ having been affixed, hand and foot, for us, broke the chains that bind the captive to sin—and He can set you free. You can go to that fountain, which has been opened at Calvary’s Mount, and you can be washed and cleansed. You can be clothed in the perfect righteousness of His white robes of purity and become whiter than snow. You can be in-filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and delivered from the bondage and addiction of sin. Only at the Cross is there hope for a sinful world.

I invite you in His name to come to the Cross to find forgiveness, to find a new life, to find the purity and freedom you desire. Come and find the truth and the love of Christ, and the life abundant and everlasting.

Question to ponder:
Have you surrendered your life fully to God? How does it make you feel to know you are cleansed and forgiven?