Continuing the story of the man in the Gadarenes, we find in Mark 5:5 that this man was cutting himself with stones and crying night and day. He was tormenting himself. In that same idea, how often do we torment ourselves with our sin.
We decide not to live the righteous life that God has provided for us. We consistently live in sin that is destroying us and tormenting us night and day. God has clearly defined the punishment for such behavior. Galatians 6:8 says, "For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption;" and we find in 1 Corinthians 6:18 that "He that comminteth fornication sinneth against his own body." If we persist in sin we are destroying ourselves just like the maniac in Scripture. We work corruption in ourselves through sin, and if we sin after the manner of fornication, we are literally sinning against our body.
I would like to challenge you, don’t persist in sin. When you insist on living a sinful life, you are working against yourself. You are destroying you body and destroying your spiritual life. Christ has great promises to those who live after the spirit. Let us ask God to teach us to walk in the Spirit!
"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh." – Galatians 5:16