Sin, a Poison to the Soul

The image of a skull and cross bones is often used to depict danger and death. It has been seen in a variety of places, from flags of pirate ships to poison bottles. Wouldn’t it be nice if sin came in a bottle labeled with a skull and cross bones? Maybe then people would realize the deadly nature of sin, for it really is a poison to the soul. James wrote, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” James 1:13-15

Paul summed it up very clearly when he wrote, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23