MONDAY 2ND JULY, 2018
THEME: NO SIN CAN BE COVERED
TEXT: EXODUS 2:11-15
MEMORY VERSE: 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
One day a man went out to ease himself at his backyard and heard two men talking about him. They told about all his ways of stealing things from other people’s farms and how he always pretended that they were his. From that day, he found it very difficult to walk around, because he knew that many people had heard of all he thought he had done in secret.
The Bible reading for today is an interesting story of Moses who, as a Hebrew by birth, had fought to protect one of his kinsmen from abuse, and struck an Egyptian dead and had buried him in the sand. Definitely, he must have thought that the matter had been covered and no one would know about it. However, by the next day, he discovered that everything had blown into the open. The man he saved must have related what happened to his family, rejoicing that he was saved by Moses, a man of the palace, and must have been thankful for being rescued. But those who heard only spread the matter. The next day he saw two Hebrews fighting and tried to intervene and he got to know that the matter he covered up the previous day and had thought remained so, had been made public, and then Pharaoh had heard of it and he had to run for his life.
There is no sin that can be hidden, not in the presence of the Lord. There is no way we do something and it will not come out sooner or later. The remedy is not to do it. The Bible tells us that our secret sins are in the light of His countenance (Ps. 90:8). There is nothing hidden that shall not be exposed.
Beloved, Proverbs 28:13 says, “He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.” It is very dangerous to hide your sins and pretend as if all is well. Remember David tried to hide his sin, but he did not prosper. The secret plan to kill Apostle Paul was revealed to him by a small boy (Acts 23: 12ff). So beware of hiding sins, rather confess them and receive mercy.