Don’t Mock Sin Prov.14:9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
Fools make a mock at sin. If you don’t want to be a fool, don’t mock sin. Here are some ways fools laugh at, make fun of and deride sin. They change the names to get rid of the transgression. Drunkards aren’t sinners, they have a disease. Fornication is called sleeping together. Adultery is called having an affair. Homosexuality is called an alternate lifestyle. Envy and covetousness are called keeping up with the Joneses. They teach sex education in school and hand out condoms to encourage fornication. They legalize abortion in case the contraceptives don’t work. They display every vice known to man in movies and television and call it entertainment. And on and on the problem goes. All of these are instances of mocking sin. And the Bible says that when you mock sin, you are a fool.
It is “sin” plain and simple and sin is a vicious enemy that should not be mocked any more than you would mock a fellow twice your size holding a knife to your throat ready to kill you. Sin is just as bad and just as deadly and is not to be trifled with. Sin will deceive you. Sin will embarrass you. Sin will disappoint you. Sin will hurt you. Sin will cost you. Sin will enslave you. Sin will kill you. You do not want to mess around with sin.
When the Bible says, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise” you’d better listen loud and clear. If your first reaction is to think that verse isn’t addressed to you because you don’t drink that much, you have already been deceived and sin already has its noose around your neck just waiting to kick the slat out from under your feet and hang you out to die.
When the Bible says, “Flee fornication” and “flee youthful lusts” you’d better listen loud and clear. You have no idea what you are messing with. When the Bible tells you to put away bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour and evil speaking, you’d better do it right away lest these sins strangle the life out of you. When the Bible tells you that pride goeth before destruction, you’d better humble yourself this morning lest the scythe of the devil’s destruction cut you down to size before you can make it back to your car. When the Bible tells you that the love of money is the root of all evil you’d better check your heart before you check your pocketbook to be sure that there is not the least affection for money resting securely out of sight in the bosom of your soul. Sin is deadly. You get in big trouble when you mock it.
And you get in big trouble when you mock those who try to keep you from being hurt by it.
Don’t mock your parents who are trying to keep you from sin – Prov 30:17 – Children resent their parents for trying to keep them from sin and the evil consequences of sin – “No” stirs a desire in them to rebel and go for it – when Lot went to rescue his married daughters, they and their husbands reacted like he was mocking them.
Don’t mock God who can turn you over to sin – Gal 6:7 – corruption is the ultimate result of sin and God has surely helped some of us to experience a crop failure – when you are determined to sin the Lord will often just take his hands off and let you go until you start reaping a harvest of corruption – this is how the prodigal son finally came around – he had all of that corruption he could stand – you go on long enough and the Lord will turn you over to a reprobate mind, from which point you may never return.
Don’t mock Jesus who died to save you from sin – Lk 18:32 – when Jesus died for the sinners who crucified him [he said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”] they mocked him – he died to save Richard Dawkins, too – and Dawkins mocks Jesus saying he is a fairy tale like Santa Claus – of course, he who mocks last mocks best – Dawkins will change his mind for sure; but if he waits till he is dead to do it he is sunk – the Lord said, “I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh” – don’t ever mock Jesus because he is the ONLY one who can ever save you from sin!
Don’t mock the gospel that can make you free from sin – Acts 17:31-32 – this crowd mocked when they heard of the resurrection – if it weren’t for the resurrection of Jesus, his death would be impotent to ever grant us liberty from sin – we need his death to save us and we need his life to free us – Gal 2:20 is the verse that explains this better than any other – if you have gotten saved and you are still stuck in the same sin you have always been dealing with, perhaps you have mocked the gospel and are not living in the new life of Jesus Christ within in you.
Conclusion: You mock Jesus Christ and the gospel when you hear preaching and then walk out of here without responding to it. You need to repent to God, receive Jesus Christ, trust the provisions of the gospel, obey your parents, and quit mocking sin – otherwise, you are a fool.