The Myth of Secret SinThere is a dark side of all of us that the idea of "getting away with it" appeals to. There is this instinct in us that seems to say, "What you do when you're alone, when you're away from home, when you're 'off-duty,' or when no one knows you, you can do it and no one will ever know. It doesn't count." What a lie!

Hebrews 4:13 from the Word of God assures us that "nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." It couldn't be more blunt. God has seen it all. If God knows, and He does, you're caught. The consequences and the judgment may not come instantaneously, but be sure they will come. In the words of Numbers 32:23, "Be sure that your sin will find you out." There's no such thing as anonymous sin or sin you get away with.

God, the great Creator of the universe and the Creator of you, is "Him to whom we must give account." You will stand before God one day, and no one knows when their appointment with God is. There will be no excuses, no rationalizations, no cover-ups, and no plea bargains - only reckoning. What you think is a secret is not a secret with the only One who really matters. Romans 2:16 says, "God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ." Maybe you've fooled everyone else, but you can't fool Him.

The thought of facing the judgment of the God against whom we've all rebelled is nothing short of terrifying. As the Bible says, "It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Hebrews 10:31). The amazing good news Jesus brought is that we don't have to pay the awful, eternal death penalty for our sin. Someone already did, and that someone was Jesus. In the words of the Bible, God "loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins" (1 John 4:10).

Imagine, God's love for you is so great that He poured the hell for your sin against Him on His own Son so you would never have to pay for it yourself. It was all so you could spend eternity in the heaven that you could never deserve rather than the hell you do deserve. He really, really loves you and He went a long way to forgive you.

First, face your sin and see it for what it is - the defiant hijacking of your life from the God who made you. Then, when you decide you're ready to be where you were created to be, turn from the sin that killed Him and place your life in His hands. The weight of a lifetime of sinning, secrets, and darkness can come off your shoulders this very day because, as the Bible says, "The blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). He is alive today. You can tell Him right now, "Jesus, Your death for my sin is my only hope and I am Yours."

This can be the day of your new beginning, when God's spiritual shower makes you clean and every sin of your life is erased from His book forever. This could be the day your judgment is canceled.

            

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