Are the Consequences of Sin Immediate?
Sometimes it seems like people would be a lot more motivated to make good choices if the consequences of sin were more immediate and severe. In the video cartoon below, let’s watch what happens to a devious banana-man when he thinks no one is watching. Then answer these questions.
1) In the cartoon, why did God zap the banana-man?
2) Does this ever happen in real life? (See Acts 5:1-11)
3) Do you wish it would happen in real life when someone else breaks the rules? What about when you do something wrong?
4) Just because God does not usually punish people’s sins immediately, does that mean God is letting them off the hook? (Read Galatians 6:7-9; Romans 2:4-8)
5) What would have been the good and right thing for the banana-man to do in the first place?
Dearest Father, Please help me to choose to do what is right, rather than what is easy. Help me also remember that even if other people do not see my sin, you do — and you will one day hold me accountable. I desire to live in the light and honor you in all I do. For wrong things I’ve done in the past that I have hidden, please forgive me and help me to make amends. Thank you for your grace. Amen.