That’s what sin does, it causes Collateral Damage.
In this world of individuality, we tend to think that what we decide to do is just our own business. Not so Charlie Brown. You show me a sinful act by anyone and I’ll show you those around that person who were and are affected by that person’s sin.
A husband and wife decides to get a divorce. A woman decides to have a child out-of-wedlock. Those kids will be more likely to not finish school or end up in some kind of trouble.
Robert Emory, PH. D. says divorce clearly increases the risk that children will suffer from psychological and behavioral problems. Troubled children are particularly likely to develop problems with anger, disobedience, and rule violations.
A drunk driver decides to drive instead of calling a cab or a friend.
Collected data shows us …Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $59 billion. Aside from the lost lives, who pays the money? The living!
Adam and Eve sinned and it affected the entire universe. Their actions caused collateral damage. Genesis 3:17 (Ground Cursed)
Women who have children today have a painful child experience because of Adam and Eve’s sin. Genesis 3:16 Collateral Damage.
When we live a sinful reckless life in front of our kids, sometimes they grow up and repeat our sins. Collateral Damage.
Someone’s jealousy causes them to strike out at another person. Collateral Damage.
In the beginning Cain killed his brother Abel. Collateral Damage.
Over and over again, we see many people being affected by someone else’s sins. Collateral Damage.
Humans blowing themselves up because of their beliefs, killing thousands because of their act of sin. Collateral Damage.
We are not an island and we don’t live in a vacuum. Every sinful thing we do affects someone, whether we want to admit it or not.
Making up excuses for our sinful actions only shows we are not ready to deal with the sin within us.
Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the Serpent. Many of us today blame God. If only He hadn’t done this, or did that.
When you are tempted, don’t blame anyone if you succumb to it. Recognize it and deal with it, you will glad you did.
Thank God in the end, we still have a way out, we just have to accept it.
We needed a blameless sacrifice. His name is Jesus.
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