“Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me,” declares the Lord almighty.
This is the consequence of choosing sin over following God’s way. Think of a time when you did that very thing and remember the bitterness and misery you experienced. Godly Christian men and women cannot choose backsliding or sin without feeling pain- spiritual and physical- as they have forsaken the Lord their God – the One Who truly loves them. Rejoice! God has provided the way out of that misery and pain. Repent and ask forgiveness. His promises don’t fail. His love never ceases. I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.