“For nothing is secret that shall not be made manifest…….” (Luke 8:17).
We are products of decisions made in the past and everything done today is a seed that will produce fruits in due time. It does not matter how much you try to bury it, it will spring forth and everyone will see the harvest of your secrets (Gal. 6:7). Someone may ask: where then is the place of repentance and forgiveness with God? The truth of the matter is that God is a merciful One. If you repent genuinely and stop going back to the old vomit, God will forgive (Heb. 10:17) but the repercussion, the scars, the damage to the body and soul will still come up.
The hard counsel is to stop stealing (directly and indirectly), stop committing adultery/fornication, stop watching pornography and put an end to every ungodly habit in your life through the assistance of the Holy Spirit. No matter how hard you try to hide these sinful acts, they will be revealed one day. Indeed there’s nothing hidden that shall not be known and come to limelight.
The people you’re pretending for don’t have the power to send you to heaven or hell because whatever they think of you does not affect your eternity; but the one who will give the final verdict knows even the thoughts of your heart, so stop pretending and start disciplining yourself to do the right thing always.
I would rather expose my sins to men and make it to heaven than look holy to men and end up in hell. What will you gain if everyone thinks you are holy on earth and you end up in hell? Since I cannot hide my sins from God, I would rather not commit any sin at all; therefore make up your mind to stay away from sin by receiving the power of ‘ go and sin no more’ (John 8:11).
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