“Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” – John 5:14 (KJV)

It is possible to avoid the worst thing from occurring in your life because Jesus Christ has said so. Life is a mystery. We only know that it comes from God and was created with the Word of God, but what went into its creation is only known by God. Hence, whatever God will tell us through His Word must be taken seriously to preserve and sustain the life we have.

Jesus Christ knows what life entails, so He advised the man who was healed from his thirty-eight years of illness not to sin again (John 5:5). One may infer that his illness resulted from sin.

Dear beloved, sin is the cause of many illnesses, diseases, and misfortunes. The good news is that we can avoid them by simply abstaining from sin and walking in righteousness. Yes, it is easy to abstain from sin and walk in righteousness when we depend on the strength and leading of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God. No wonder He said we should walk in the Spirit and we would not fulfil the desires of the sinful nature (Galatians 5:16).

Beloved, no matter how sin is appealing to you, its result is sickness, misfortune, and death (Romans 6:23). Therefore, choose to enjoy the life God has given you by walking in righteousness, obedience, love, service to God, forgiveness, and kindness to others, and your life will move from glory to glory. Hallelujah! Be an overcomer!

Prayer Point: Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your lovely word for me today. I choose this day to depend on your Spirit and your Word to avoid sin and walk in righteousness to enjoy all the blessings and glory you have in store for me, in Jesus’ name. Amen!