And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?” Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” So Moses feared and said,”Surely this thing is known!”
Greek mythology maintains that a young Spartan boy on his way to school found an orphaned lion cub. Hiding it under his toga, he slipped into the classroom and busied himself with his lessons. Part way through the morning the boy fell over dead. His teacher discovered that the lion cub had eaten into the boy’s side even though the student refused to acknowledge anything was wrong.
Moses also tried to hide his sin. He first killed an Egyptian and then hid his body in the sand. But within 24 hours he realized, “Surely this thing is known!”
No matter how carefully we try to hide it, sin has a way of coming to the surface. It’s like a drug smuggler who was trying to out run the Coast Guard. When he saw he would probably be caught, he began throwing the bales of cotton that contained the illegal drugs overboard. Instead of sinking, however, the bales floated—forming a line of evidence that led directly to his boat.
Rather than hiding our sin, God would have us confess it and turn from it. Is there a secret sin in your life that is gnawing away at your heart? Confess it to God and ask His forgiveness. It would also be wise to confess it to a trusted friend, pastor or counselor who could hold you accountable for turning away from it.
GOD CAN FORGIVE ANY SIN EXCEPT THE ONE YOU REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE.