Yesterday, I tripped and fell, but I only injured my heal. This morning, I can barely walk! If I try and put pressure on the front, it radiates to the back. It left me in a bit of a predicament because my coffee is downstairs! I hobbled my way down, but I couldn’t carry my dog, so she had to make her way down independently. It’s incredible to me how one little injury has affected my whole body, and others around me, even though it’s minor.
My injury is an example of how sin can affect your whole body. That little lie you told or when you neglected someone’s feelings; if you are genuinely saved, will riddle your conscience with unbearable guilt, which will, in turn, affect your whole body. Your sin is not only against a person; you sinned against God. Quickly repent to keep the damage to a minimum; better yet, take the option that doesn’t require you to sin.
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Romans 6:11-12