by Terry L. Mabery


The price of gasoline has skyrocketed, and people are feeling the crunch. Many are taking advantage of car pools, commuter buses, and trains.

Others are looking for more efficient vehicles.  Driving habits are changing.  High prices have brought change.

If people were more aware of the high price of sin, there might be more important life changes.

Drugs and alcohol destroy families and result in increased business and health care costs.  Adultery also destroys families resulting in emotional and financial suffering to children and others.  Fornication can result in sexually transmitted disease and unwed mothers.

Time and space will not permit the multitudes of examples of the high cost of sin.  Yet, there is one cost that must be considered.  That is the loss of one’s soul.  The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).  That is the greatest cost of all.

Nothing is as valuable as one’s soul.  It is greater than all the riches of the world (Matthew 16:26).  To lose it eternally due to sin is a tragedy.

If people would reflect upon the high price of sin, there would be far more drastic changes than those made due to the high price of gasoline.  Lives would be changed before God.  The unbeliever would seek the truth of God’s Word and become obedient to God.  He would repent (Acts 17:30), confess Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9-10), and be baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38).

What changes have you made due to the high cost of gasoline?  What changes do you need to make due to the high cost of sin?