From the world of current events, well, there seems to be only one thing on everyone’s mind...the coronavirus. A word that just over a month ago very few people would even know is now a word that strikes fear into those who see it.
I’m not trying to minimize this new virus. I’m not saying it is nothing to be concerned about. I would encourage you to take the necessary precautions that medical people suggest.
What are these precautions? Wash your hands often with soap and water (or an alcohol based hand sanitizer); avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; stay home when you are sick; cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
I’ve even heard that if you are reasonably healthy, you likely will not be susceptible to the virus. And even if you do contract the virus, you will likely make a full recovery.
The coronavirus is a virus that seems to be attacking people. In some instances it can be deadly...but in other instances it may just cause some discomfort for a few days.
There is, however, another virus spreading among humans. It is a virus that has a 100% death rate among those who contract it. It is the virus of sin.
In Romans 6:23 Paul tells us that the wages of sin is death. Three chapters earlier, he tells us all have sinned. So we all have contracted this deadly virus, not because of what Adam and Eve did, but because we made the deliberate choice to sin.
Fortunately the cure has been provided. Fortunately God sent Jesus so that He could die on the cross, shedding His precious, perfect blood, to cure the deadly sin virus.
We are so concerned with taking every precaution to avoid the coronavirus. I just wonder, are we taking every precaution to avoid the far more deadly sin virus?