This life, which has been wholly corrupted by sin, is filled with grief and sadness and many, many unintended consequences. God knows just how devastating sin is, which is why he sent all of us a Savior from this sinful world. The hell he created was never intended for us! It was intended for the devil and his angels. But you and me, the apple of God’s eye, he is recreating a perfect heaven and a new earth, one where the consequences of sin will no longer enter therein!
Life can get ugly; our life can get messy; sin and sinful desires are what we all battle, even the strongest of Christians; sometimes we triumph over temptation with Christ’s help; sometimes we don’t; and I don’t want to undermine the seriousness of "when we don’ts" by giving the impression that sin is not something serious in the life of God’s people because it is. But sin has been defeated by Jesus when he came to this world as God’s ambassador on our behalf.