Satan has torn the price tag off of every sin! That’s right. Scripture states quite clearly that there is a price to be paid for every sin we commit. But wait, didn’t Jesus Christ pay the price, or the penalty for our sins when He died on Calvary? Yes, He did, and when we enter into a valid relationship with our Lord the merits of His sacrificial death are applied to our PAST sins and they are covered by the blood, as they say. They are removed from us as far as the east is from the west, blotted out, to be remembered no more. (See Psalm 103:12 and Isaiah 1:18). But after that marvelous, glorious event, what if we sin again? Well, “if we (believers) confess our sins (should we slip and fall and sin again), He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us (once more) from all unrighteousness” (See I John 1:9). But that doesn’t conclude the matter. Read on:
When King David sinned in having an adulterous relationship with Bathsheba followed by having her husband, Uriah the Hittite. killed in battle, Nathan the prophet was sent to David to tell him, “The Lord has put away your sin. You shall not die” (See 2 Samuel 12:13). But he told him something more than that. Nathan informed David, “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife….Behold I will raise up evil against you out of your own house, and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun” (See 2 Samuel 12:10-11). God had forgiven David his gross sins of adultery and murder by proxy, but still He punished David with disciplinary punishment for scorning God’s commandments and giving in to the basest human emotions and desires. Satan had torn the price tag off of those two sins. David failed to realize that we reap what we sow regardless of who we are or whether or not we have a relationship with God. In fact, those afforded the greater light and understanding are punished more severely than those who are not so enlightened, which is only just and proper. If an eighteen year old son and an eight year old son are guilty of the same offense, the eighteen year old warrants the more severe punishment.
“But “if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and EVERY TRANSGRESSION and disobedience received a just recompence of reward (a corresponding just punishment), how shall we (New Covenant believers) escape (punishment for every transgression and act of disobedience) if we neglect so great salvation (having God’s Holy Spirit imparted to us to keep us from ALL sin)?” (See Hebrews 2:2-3). Yes, a salvation so great as to provide us with an avenue of escape from every temptation we face as Christians, for “there has no temptation take you but such as is common to man, but God is faithful, who will not suffer (allow) you to be tempted above that which you are able to bear, but will with the temptation (yes, at that same exact moment in time) also make a (God-made) way to escape (hence, a perfect escape route), that you may be able to bear it (bear up under that temptation without ever giving in to it and sinning)” (See I Corinthians 1-:13)