We have a tendency to want others to perceive us in a certain way. For example we often don’t want others to know the struggles we have in our lives with sin. We do our best to cover up these things. As far as other people are concerned we try to “pull the wool over their eyes”, as the old expression goes.
While we may be able to hide sin from others and live each day as if all is well with us spiritually, the truth is we know better than that. More importantly, God knows better than that.
There are times we may even try to convince ourselves that everything is fine with us. Sometimes we even try to justify the sin in our lives. The fact is, deep down in our heart we know better. As the above picture shows, it is ridiculous to even think we can hide sin from God.
There are many Scriptures that deal with sin. One that comes to mind really encapsulates the thoughts in this blog post.
Numbers 32:23 CSB
But if you don't do this, you will certainly sin against the LORD; be sure your sin will catch up with you.
Whether or not others discover your sin, your sin will catch up with you. Don’t even consider the possibility of dabbling in sin. Sin cannot be tamed, outrun or shaken off. No matter how well you think you are hiding sin in your life your sin will catch up with you.
If you have sin in your life there is forgiveness. Isn’t that great to know? Let me share a couple of Scriptures about that.
1 John 1:9 CSB
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 2:1-2 CSB
 My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father-Jesus Christ the righteous one.  He himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world.
The only one who wins when we attempt to hide sin is the one who tempts us to sin - old smutty-face himself - the devil.
We should not give the devil a foothold in our lives in any way, shape or form. Give him an inch and he will take a mile. Paul, the apostle, when writing to the church at Ephesus instructed them not to give the devil an opportunity (Ephesians 4:27). Don’t even give him a chance
If you are a Christian you are on the winning side! God has provided for us everything we need to walk in victory and live a victorious Christian life. Let’s do it.
Until next time...enjoy the journey,