What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God. (Acts 5:4)

How do you plead? When someone hears this question, he or she is likely standing in a courtroom before a judge who has the power to decide whether that person will walk out of that room free or face the future from behind bars.

Sin is like a prison. The person living in sin feels encaged by that sin and will always long for the freedom that is available beyond the prison walls. Simply put, sin is not a good place to be.

Because sin feeds off the flesh, when a person is entangled by sin, that person will not recognize the voice of the Holy Spirit because the Spirit and the flesh are not in agreement with each other. Those who live by the Spirit walk in step with the Spirit and those who walk in the flesh live according to the flesh (see Gal. 5).

When sin becomes so natural that it’s perceived like the norm, the individual will not be able to tell the difference between right and wrong, because their wrong is perceived as right by them. Sin turns the heart of the sinner cold and distant from God. It is our responsibility, as children of the light, to be good witnesses of God to those living in darkness, so that they, too, have the opportunity to experience the freedom that only Jesus can give.

Cling to God’s truth and you will reap its rewards.

Luska Natali is a native of Brazil who is passionate about God, her family, learning new languages (she fluently speaks three), and meeting people.

© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.