Be sure your sin will find you out.
Earlier this year, the owners of a restaurant called Build-A-Burger in New York State called the sheriff’s office to report their cash register was missing. Deputies checked a nearby hiking trail and found a steady trail of macaroni salad. Hansel and Gretel didn’t leave a better trail; and within a short time, a gang of three men was captured and charged with theft. It seems that along with the register, the men had also swiped a large bowl of macaroni salad.
Whenever we sin, we leave a trail of crumbs. The Bible says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Proverbs 28:13 says, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.”
God’s justice may be delayed for now but is undeniable in the end. The entire unbelieving world will face the judgment of a righteous God one day, and there is no escape except through the grace of the Lord Jesus. Don’t try to cover your sins; let Him cover them with His precious blood.
Do you wish to know the secret of the failure and the wretchedness in your life? I will tell you. The sin you are trying to hide from God.
R. A. Torrey