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Here is the whole Bible in one verse, showing the great division in society; also that unbelief must have consequences; then – the meaning of sin, the true meaning of death, the extraordinary gift of God, and the price paid by the Giver.
The wages (or meagre rations) given by the world’s largest employer – ‘Sin’, slowly poison our interests in and openness to spiritual matters. Physical death follows but here is the astonishing gift of pardon and life through Christ and His atoning work.
In one of his most surprising illustrations Paul shows that, before conversion, we are in the employment of sin. If only we could see that it is the worst possible employer, giving disastrous rewards. By contrast, here is what we gain by turning to Christ.