Jefferson Vann shares a devotional thought about “safe sinning” based on Psalm 10:5-7.
5 The roads he takes are always safe; your high judgments have no effect on him; he scoffs at all his enemies. 6 He says to himself, “I will never be moved –from generation to generation without disaster.” 7 Cursing, lying, and violence fill his mouth; trouble and malice readily come out of his tongue.
The psalmist is describing the sinner who sees himself above God and his law. Such a person does not know the gift of fear. He does what he wants and fears no consequences. We might think that such a life would be something to be desired. No, it might be an entire life of safe sinning; but it will come to an end. On judgment day, many who have lived such a life will find out that only suffering and destruction await them.
- “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14 NASB).
- “What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?” (Romans 9:22 NASB).
- “While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.” (1 Thessalonians 5:3 NASB).
Lord, keep us from the lure of “safe sinning.”