Wrong Is Always Wrong
In a period of loose and sagging morals, Satan provides many rationalizations for improper behavior. Those who would live faithful Christian lives must not be ignorant of his devices (2 Cor. 2:11). Wrong is always wrong despite our efforts to excuse our actions.
WRONG IS WRONG, even if you don’t get caught. Let us remember “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good” (Prov. 15:3).
WRONG IS WRONG, even if you do it for a good cause. The honorable purpose does not justify a dishonorable deed or action. The end never justifies the means. “All unrighteousness is sin” (1 John 5:17).
WRONG IS WRONG, even if others are doing worse things. To the lost standing in the Day of Judgment, it will be little comfort to know others committed worse sins. “The devising of foolishness is sin” (Prov. 24:9).
WRONG IS WRONG, even if it doesn’t bother the conscience. The conscience can be trained or educated to accept wrong-doing. Even an honest sin or an evil done in sincerity is sinful in the sight of the Holy God. “Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Gal. 6:7).
WRONG IS WRONG, even if it is commonly considered acceptable. The Bible says, “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil” (Ex. 23:2). The Christian should “not enter the path of the wicked,(nor) walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn away from it and pass on” (Prov. 4:14-15). Furthermore, 1 Thess. 5:22 says, “Abstain from every form of evil.”
Pat McGee closes the article with this important reminder: “Remember, there is never a right way to do wrong.”
Pastor Todd Weston