“Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.” - Hosea 4v11
Why does it seem sometimes that people who are going on in their sin a just doing stupid things. Their actions and attitudes make no sense at all. It is hard for those on the outside to figure out what they are up to and why they do what they do. Their lives just don’t seem to make any sense.
Sin has an amazing and tragic influence. From earlier in the chapter we find that often times people will set their affection on their sin instead of the Lord. The results are that they will not prosper, but even “worse” than that is that their hearts can be turned away and enslaved.
Sin is a terrible master. It thinks nothing of its victims. It is selfish, greedy, and destructive. It takes away any ability to reason logically.
It is tragedy heaped upon tragedy when Christians allow sin to be their master and to take away their ability to think. Even Christians can be so enamoured with their sin that they lose all logic. Sin want to reign over them and often they will let it.
The blessing is that they need not. Sin has NO power of them, when sin reigns and messes up their heads it is because they allow it. There needs to be a “rereckoning” in their hearts. Sin has turned them away, but for the believer it has NO POWER. “Reckon yourselves dead to sin” God tells us in Romans chapter 6.
The believers heart may indeed be focused on his sin, his sin may have messed with his head till he it totally confused, but God has an answer, it requires faith and accounting that sin does not have the power it seem to have. We have a new Master who loves is more than sin ever will. Sin is selfish, our new Master in Christ is selfless.
The heart may indeed be taken away in sin, but it can be restored by turning to the One who wants to restore and comfort. “Come unto me, all who are burdened and I will give you rest.” There is rest from the control of sin, but it is only found in repenting and turning to Christ!