There is an earnest complaint in some communities that in years gone by they did not have to pay for electricity. They are upset that they are now being pressured to pay for the electricity that they use.
Many of us wonder how those people could be so unreasonable. We have to pay for water, light, telephone, food, housing etc.
The amazing thing is that even as we look in wonderment at those who refuse to pay for electricity, we do not expect to pay for our sins. We commit sin after sin without any true penitence and there is no genuine repentance from those actions that displease God.
We raise placards in our minds that read: “We want FREE SIN!!!”
Why should the living complain when punished for their sins? Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Lamentations 3:39-40
God is a God of grace but also a just God. He hates sin and places a heavy price on it. Woe!