But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out.
Our sins are pesky little things, aren’t they? We fondle them in secret; they unexpectedly show up decorated in bright flashing lights. We meet them in private; they return in public. We engage them in the dark; they emerge in the light. Paul reminded Timothy, “The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later” (1 Tim. 5:24). Whether the results of your sin are waiting to greet you or tracking you down like a heat-seeking missile, one thing is sure; “your sin will find you out.”
So—we get honest with God. We confess our secret sins. We express our sorrow and regret. We admit our foolishness in pretending to keep our sin secret from the One who sees all. We address our sin of putting God out of our minds to sin in private. We deal with our sin before our sin deals with us.
- Confess your secret sins to God. Hold nothing back from the One who knows and sees all.
Father, please don’t allow me to think that my unconfessed secret sin will not eventually show up in public. Don’t let me fall into the trap of thinking that what I do in darkness is somehow hidden from you. Remind me often that you are watching and that I am finally accountable to you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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