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Anonymous asked:sin can not go un punished forever.. what do you think will happen? i've been christian my whole life but i have ignored the ways of god for a while, and i've straightened myself out and started living for god and growing in christ etc.. but, what will happen to me since i spent years being foolish?? and ignoring the fact that god had plans for me, and being selfish, what will happen? i'm scared

God shows His love by correcting us and/or using discipline to bring us to where He wants us to be. What does a good father do when he sees his child straying away from the right path to go his own way? He brings him back by means of discipline. Now discipline can come in many forms, depending on the seriousness of the offense. If a child is never disciplined or never suffers the consequences for his wrong action, he will never learn what is right.

Therefore, out of love God disciplines those who are His. If you never suffered the consequence of your sin, how would you know when you are doing right or wrong? The psalmist says, “Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread; they wouldn’t think of praying to God” (Psalm 53:4). See also Psalm 10:11, “The wicked say to themselves, ‘God isn’t watching! He will never notice!’” If God did not bring about consequences, we would not learn from our mistakes and change our ways. God only disciplines those who are His, and He does this out of love for us, not to harm us or tear us down. It is God’s way of saying, “My child, you are going the wrong way, and it is time to turn around and do what is right.” If we are not corrected when we do wrong, then we will keep doing wrong.

God has paid the penalty for our sins so we will not have to suffer the second death, which is hell (Revelation 20:14). Because of His love for us, He disciplines us and brings us into the relationship with Him that He desires. So the next time you feel you are suffering consequences for your sin, remember it is God disciplining out of love.

Finally, acts of disobedience to God’s laws will very often result in temporal consequences that have nothing to do with God’s discipline. For example, a murderer who comes to Christ and repents of all his sin will receive God’s forgiveness in the eternal sense, and he will enjoy full fellowship with God for eternity in heaven. However, the society in which he lives will still demand that he pay the price for his crime in a temporal sense. He may have to spend his entire life in prison or even be executed for his crime. But even in these situations, he can be greatly used of God while he waits for his ultimate redemption and eternal joy.

You are living for the Lord now and that is what counts.  Once God forgive us He forgets our sin.  God bless you!!! :):)

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