Baptist Church in Waterbury Connecticut

The Effects of Sin – 1 Peter 4:1-6

Sin is deadly. What the world glamorizes as good is often toxic. Unfortunately, as deadly as sin is, men still run headlong after it. The Bible in Proverbs 7:21-23 graphically describes the alluring call of sin:

With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, . . . he goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.”

Peter’s purpose is to remind his readers of the deadly effects of sin. He uses sobering truths to encourage believers everywhere to shun sin. If we do not see how deadly sin is, we will not avoid it