There used to be a game show on TV many years ago called ‘Truth or Consequences’.  Members of the audience were called on stage and given a silly question or a joke to answer.  If they could not come up with the ‘truth’ they were given a consequence.  The consequence was usually some very silly activity they were to try and perform.  It generally ended with much laughter.

    In life we also have consequence.  The ones in life are generally not silly, they can be very serious.  Consequences can be either good or bad but the ones we generally are concerned about are the ones that will cause us problems.

    The first part of Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death.” (KJV)  The consequences of all sin is death.  This might sound hopeless because earlier in chapter 3 we are told “For all have sinned.”  The second half of 6:23 gives us the reason for hope, “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”  The consequence may be death, but Jesus took them for us when He went to the cross.  Believe on Him and death, the consequence of our sin, will be erased.

Published by Ray Richards