“People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy” Proverbs 28:13.
There are people I have come across, since renewing my life to Christ over 19 years ago, that are blatantly sinning and those with hidden sins. There are those who believe they are basically good people and wonder why their lives are not running smoothly but those who are blatantly sinning seem to have everything together.
I have had many people ask me why those people can have such a great life and still sin against God. What they are forgetting is the here and now is not what we are working towards. Why does it matter that this person has the ability to eat out all the time or that person goes shopping daily for new things?
What matters is the person’s heart.
Our humanistic nature ranks the severity of a sin but to Him, who created us, what matters is that the person sinned not how they sinned. If you covet what another person has then you are no less a sinner than a person who is having an affair.
Just because your sin is not being said or done out loud does not mean it is unknown!
God knows all, sees all, and hears all. Yes, someone might be outright living in sin but those are usually the people who openly admit to not having a relationship with God. Those who hide their sin from public view are typically those who know it is wrong, in the eyes of the Lord, and are afraid for others to find out about it because of accountability.
Again, the point is not that someone is doing this sin or that but that no matter the sin it needs to be brought out in the open. The Salvation message is simple: Admit that you’re a sinner, Believe that Christ the Son of God died on the cross and rose again to give you a clean slate, and Commit your life to Him. A-B-C pretty simple.
If you are already a Christian then ask the Lord for forgiveness. Next make your sin known to someone else, that you trust, who can hold you accountable. Your sin is never truly concealed, despite your efforts, so take them to the cross. Again, where we will end up is more important than how we are seen in the here and now.