Jesus also said to the crowds, "When you see (a) cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain--and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot--and so it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time? "Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny" (Luke 12: 54-59).
Sin is serious and God does not take it lightly. It is very serious because when we sin we are using the life, the talents, the time that God gave us to do something that we know is wrong and that we know offends God. Doing this on purpose is not a joke.
Lord, I am sorry for all the times I have offended You.
Impact Sports: Am I courageous enough to accept criticism with humility and silence?
Impact Life: A saint is a hero for God. Do I want to be His hero?