WEIGH THE MATTER: COUNT THE COST
To a hungry man, there is this untamable urgency to eat the meal while it is still steaming in the pot. And to an angry soul, he sees good reason to mete out his wrath while it brews in his ‘pot’.
Hmmm…perhaps if any of these two tarries a little more to weigh the matter and count the cost, they will strive to hold back the fiery fire they’re about to ignite [directly or indirectly] on their ‘dry bush’:
Because to every action, there is a repercussion — this is what science calls reaction — and to every secret decision taken today, the consequence(s) of it will make it public tomorrow.
There is no secret thing that will not be revealed sooner or later: be it truth or lie, good or evil. So likewise is Sin.
My friend, don’t be deceive, Salvation does not always exempt you from the repercussion of your Sin. What your genuine Repentance and Salvation does for you, is to take away the chain of repercussion you may suffer from that misdeed, because Mercy has intervened.
Yes, going forward you are saved, but the scar of your sin remains on you to bear — once in a while you may feel the spasm.
There is always a wage(s) that comes with sin; this explains why ‘Saints’ still die in the flesh, because sin had set in motion God ordained repercussion for disobedience. [“For the wages of sin is death…” Roman 3:24].
Remember God is not a respected of person. ‘What is sauce for the Goose, is sauce for the Gander’.
Therefore my dear beloved, if before we take some actions we remember the scripture that says: “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished..” [Proverbs 11:21 KJV] perhaps we will probably weigh the matter, count the cost and make good decisions that will save us from the scars we may have to live with for the rest of our lives.
God’s reason for asking us not to sin, is not to make Him more godly; but it is to spare us from the consequence/repercussion He has established for every sin a man commits.
Now hear what this scripture says and judge for yourself the truth in it. Job 34:10-11KJV: Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.  For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
Henceforth my friend, please always weigh the matter and count the cost so you don’t face the wrath; flee every appearance of sin in the flesh, in thought and in action: because the wage(s) of sin is too dear to pay when compared to the weight of the matter.