“For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.” Luke 12:2
Man would go to any length to cover up his sins. He could set a building on fire to cover up a fraud, kill and maim any possible witness provided he is not caught. He would destroy an unborn child than face up to an improper relationship. People who are involved in fraud, theft, murder, arson or misdeed of any form would admit that they would rather die or kill than be found out. As you can find out from the scriptures, no sin remains unknown.
Man’s desperate attempt to cover his sins calls to mind a story in one issue of a devotional booklet, Our Daily Bread. There was a man whose main business was smuggling. On one occasion while returning from his trip with a shipload of contraband goods, he sighted the anti-smuggling boat trailing him. He quickly alerted his crew, and tried to outrun the anti-smuggling Squad but soon discovered that sooner or later they would catch up with him.
When he lost view of pursuers, he ordered his crew to toss the illegal cargo overboard. In a swift manner all the bales of goods were hauled into the sea.
As it was dark the Squad could not see from afar what they were doing. A little later, the illumination from the Squad’s boat lit their trail and as they looked behind they discovered to their surprise that the cargo refused to sink.
The bales of goods were floating on the sea in a long row and these aided the Squad in locating them easily. He tried to cover the evidence of his crime but the bales of goods refused to sink.
This clearly illustrates the Scripture passage, which says, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” Prov.28:13
Does this story remind you of that sin you tried to cover sometime? It may appear for a moment that you have succeeded but one day the “sea” will refuse to cooperate with you. The mountain will refuse to fall on it. The ground will refuse to swallow it. The more you struggle to cover it the more easily it will be exposed.
Listen, my friend, even that sin you think nobody knows about is not covered. Consider this Scripture, “ … but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account (Heb. 4: 13).
You cannot hide from God. He sees and knows every thing you do. If you will not face your sins and deal with them now, sooner than later they will find you out, and deal with you.
God hates sin and man has to pay for every sin he commits. The Bible says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23).
The only way out is through Jesus Christ. If you confess your sins to the Lord right now, the blood of Jesus will wash these sins away, so much better than cover up. The Blood of Jesus is the only thing that can cover your sins permanently. Because it actually washes them away, leaving you cleansed and unstained. God is willing and ready to hear if you will open your mouth and pray. Please pray now.
“Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God. You died and rose again to save me. Forgive my sins and cleanse me with your precious blood. Come into my life and be my Lord from henceforth. Thank you Jesus, for saving me. Amen.”
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