A chameleon, that lizard-like mocker, can change its colors to meet its surroundings. Sin is like that. Such subtlety with regard to sin has overwhelmed many casual souls. Sin is dangerous because the Devil is shrewd and man is gullible.
The Devil causes sin to have a certain allure, but those who nibble at the bait are never really satisfied. The pleasures of sin are deceptive, temporary, high-priced and eternally a poor bargain. They only produce remorse, corruption and heartache.
The entrance gate to a parking lot opens quickly and one is able to enter without paying, but there is a price to be paid at the exit, In like manner, the gate quickly opens for the first cigarette, or that chew of tobacco, that first beer, or that first act of sexual immorality, but it could cost an arm and a leg, or a heart and a lung. You could end up paying the maximum cost – your life and your soul. Sin hides the truth and makes promises that are never kept. Sin is a dead-end street and a hollow, empty, senseless shell.
Let us not be deceived into thinking that just because there is no price at the entrance, there will be no price at the exit. We need to pay attention to Paul’s words to the Galatians in Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Indeed, there is a high cost to low living. The pleasures of sin are just not worth the price that has to be paid. However, the joys of Christianity are too glorious to miss.