Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV)
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Works of the flesh are sins of the flesh. It is easy to see Adultery, fornication, Idol worship, witchcraft, murder, drinking as sin but there are a lot of other sins that we don’t want to count. Unclean minds, hatred, variance, (arguing) strife, So many people think that a little sin is of no harm a “White Lie” a “Bad word” God won’t keep you out of heaven for that will he?
Psalm 139:23-24 (KJV)
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.
It doesn’t take a lot of sin to ruin a soul! Ministers have fallen just because of tiny sins, long standing Christian soldiers have fallen because of the tiniest things.
Many think Judas Iscariot fell only because of betraying Jesus but he fell he betrayed Jesus before the night he sold Him out.
1 Timothy 6:10 (KJV)
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
John 12:4-6 (KJV)
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, 5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
Song of Solomon 2:15 (KJV)
15 Take us the foxes, The little foxes, that spoil the vines: For our vines have tender grapes.
MAKING LIGHT OF POISON
Danger; Denial; Sin; Stubbornness
PSALM 1:1-3; ROMANS 6:23; HEBREWS 9:27-28; 1 JOHN 1:8
Fallon, Nevada, is the arsenic capital of America. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Environmental Protection Agency found that Fallon’s water system delivers more arsenic to its customers than any other large town water system. Folks there even joke about it: "Arsenic? It only bothers you if you’re not used to it."
Tim Miller, who has lived in Fallon all his life, jests, "Arsenic is no biggie. I’ll die of something. It’s called life. Once you’re born, you start dying."
The arsenic levels remain high, not because people like drinking arsenic, but because they don’t want to pay for the solution--a $10- million treatment plant. Said one official, "This is Nevada. They don’t want to feel government is intruding in their lives."
Talking about sin often gets about the same response. It’s not that we wouldn’t like to get rid of it, but we don’t like anyone--even God--telling us what we have to do. "Sin is no biggie," folks seem to say. "I’ll die of something. It’s called life."
1 Corinthians 6:9 (KJV)
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Psalm 19:12–14 (KJV)
12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse thou me from secret faults. 13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me: Then shall I be upright, And I shall be innocent from the great transgression. 14 Let the words of my mouth, And the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
Romans 6:23 (KJV)
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 John 1:8–10 (KJV)
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.