I Kings 12:26-33
1. The origin is in the heart. (vs. 26)
You can stop sin in its tracks when you catch it at the thought level.
2. Sin is always self-centered. (vs. 27)
When you are thinking about God or about others, it's almost impossible to sin.
3. Actions are supposedly for the good of others. (vs. 28)
We deceive others, or even ourselves, into believing that what we are doing is for the benefit of others, when all it is about is getting something we want.
4. Sin is disobedience to God's commandments. (vs. 29)
The Bible is our textbook of righteousness.
5. Sin becomes a snare to others. (vs. 30)
It either causes them to be tempted to do the same thing, or brings them into the consequences of what your sin has done to you.
6. Sin compromises integrity. (vs. 31)
Your regard for purity and the standards of God are weakened when you permit sin into your life.
7. Sin has the appearance of being right. (vs. 32)
We replace a healthy relationship with the living Savior with a religion that has a good appearance.