Confession time. I can never remember the difference between effect and affect. I know one is the result and the other is the result on, but I never remember which is which. (If you're like me you are now googling the difference.)
A phrase I intend to use this Sunday is, "you never sin in isolation." In this our sin has both an effect and an affect; it has a result and a result on. Here is an earnest plea I hope to make clear this Sunday. Your sin as an effect on those around you and the affect of your sin can be crushing. We do not get to determine the boundaries of the effects of our sin. Leaders of Israel and Judah both saw that.
Your choices will ripple throughout the lives of those you love most.