How Much Does Sin Weigh?"

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An open-air preacher was telling out the old, old story when a thoughtless youth rapped out, "You tell us about the burden of sin. I feel none." Then he added flippantly, "How much does it weigh? Eighty pounds? Ten pounds?"
The preacher answered the fool according to his folly: "Tell me, if you laid a four hundred pound weight on the chest of a dead man, would he feel it?"
"No, because he is dead," answered the youth. The preacher responded, "And the man who feels no load of sin is DEAD spiritually."
The lad's remarks only proved what he was. How true is Scripture: "DEAD in trespasses and sins." (Eph. 2:11And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (Ephesians 2:1).) Do you feel the burden of your sins? If you do not, you may well feel alarmed. You are DEAD spiritually.
Picture a man lying dangerously ill. He is suffering intense pain. Suddenly the pain leaves him. He tells the doctor that he is much better. The pain has left him. He will soon be well.
The doctor shakes his head. He knows better. The sick man is doomed; he is physically dead as to feeling pain. Soon the end will come.
Is this a picture of you spiritually? You feel no concern about your guilt. You have no apprehension as to your eternal future. The situation is alarming. Wake up, before it is too late.
Possibly you already have awakened to the fact that you are a sinner and have to meet God. If so, you will be glad to know that God has anticipated your need and has provided a Savior in the Person of His Son. Listen to His words of grace: "God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Rom. 5:88But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8).