You could think of a lot of gnarly sins but there is one that stands out above all the rest. Sin is sin, but some sins cause more ramifications than others. They harm the sinner and the innocent.
Mathew 26:24 The Son of man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays Him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born.
This Scripture is referring to Judas, he was one of the disciples hand picked by God to be an apostle. Why did Judas betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver? Kenneth Copeland offers this explanation: Judas was a thief and he wanted to restore the money he stole before he got caught. He did not believe the priests could take Jesus because he watched them try beforehand and walked through the midst of them. We do know this for certain, satan possessed Judas in his mind and he was convinced he was doing the right thing. But what is the worst sin of all?
James 4:17 To him that knows to do good and does not, to him it is sin.
Judas committed the worst sin of all, he compromised. When you know the right thing to do but you do the opposite, you compromise and totally miss God. When satan was finished with Judas, he was back in his right mind and he was so full of guilt that he didn't even consider repenting, Judas committed suicide. Jesus said he was lost, the son of perdition would spend eternity in hell. I know of several good ministries that have folded up because the leader compromised. One pastor was given a vision(assignment) and his church began to grow. One day he changed his vision and the people left, the only one who stayed was his wife.
1 Corinthians 5:1 It is reported that there is fornication in your church. A man is having his father's wife.
This church was in Corinth, it was a totally dysfunctional church. The Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit do not flow in a house of compromise! Jerry Savelle told me that churches and ministries that compromise have no supernatural power, and he has visited these places. Men play games with other men in order to achieve an advantage, God won't play games with anyone. God is concerned with the spiritual well being of all men, compromise jeopardizes men's lives. Cheating is another form of compromise, we want things but take short cuts to get them.
Genesis 3:12 And Adam said: the woman you gave me, she gave me the fruit and I did eat.
Adam compromised and then blamed his wife, God did not accept his excuse. The only people who can compromise are people who have been given responsibility. And responsibility is the beginning of increase but it will only work for men of integrity. Men who are dedicated to the formula of success and refuse to compromise will have testimonies of faith. The only thing worse than compromising is blaming someone else for your error.
Proverbs 20:6 Most men will declare their own goodness: but an honest man who can find?
An honest man is by no means perfect but he will own up to his mistakes. God can work with and restore a man and his failures if he is honest and upright. Most men compound their problems by refusing to take ownership of their error, one mistake becomes many mistakes. Be diligent to remove the word compromise from your life and you will be a success looking for a place to happen.