Romans

Consequences

Romans 5:19

For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.

What a contrast between the man who wanted to be more than he was and the man who became so much less than he was. The action of the first triggering the action of the second. Adam and Eve had no idea what the consequences of their actions would be, but then, how could they, possibly? Their knowledge of the event was simply in that moment. God said, “do not” but they chose ‘to do’ and the regret was instantaneous.

The ramifications of that event were catastrophic. We not only suffered because of their sin, we also have added to it exponentially. Adam couldn’t see the future; he couldn’t see the devastation that one act would produce. Would foresight have changed things? I would like to think yes, absolutely!

Most people do not wish harm to others; Christians certainly shouldn’t. If we thought for one second that something we were about to do would bring hurt and distress to others, we wouldn’t do it. Actions have consequences. Some will be unforeseen but other times we should pause and think if we are doing something for the right reason.

If God is saying No, take heed because He can see the future. The choice will always be yours but trust His guidance and take confidence in His direction, He will never steer you wrong.

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