A goatherd had sought to bring back a stray goat to his flock. He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons. At last the Goatherd threw a stone, and breaking its horn, begged the Goat not to tell his master. The Goat replied, "Why, you silly fellow, the horn will speak though I be silent."
Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hid.
So true in the context of the "SIN" which have been embedded within us in such a degree that when we do one we presume that no one knows what I am doing or on one knows what I have done! Sin can't be hidden nor it can be covered by any means- Adam and Eve when deceived by Satan ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge and wisdom of which God strictly commanded not to eat, instantly they ran to cover themselves knowing that they were naked and they made covering for themselves with the leafs of the fig trees but they were not able to hide their spiritual nakedness from the Lord God Almighty when He came to meet them in the coolness of the day. Adam and Eve were exposed to Sin and Death because of their choice that they made whose consequences are still be faced by the mankind.
Today wickedness have reached to the all time new levels as Technology and advancement in scientific know how have become one of the important agent in polluting the thought process of todayís generation giving easy access to the deception and disguise of Satan which leads us so easily in the entrapment of the lustful, desirous sinister Sins such as: Terrorism, Murder, Abortion, Surrogacy, Theft, Insect, child molestations, Sexual-verbal-Physical abuse, Child Pornography, Human Trafficking, Same Sex Marriages, Prostitution, Rape, Adultery, Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Lust etc.
Sins are committed in privacy but none of our sins remains private and hidden from the eyes of the Lord Almighty for we are naked and exposed in His sight for His eyes examine all peoples and it is He who knows from afar what our thoughts are and understand our motives which are in general morally bankrupt. In this morally corrupt world one can easily get away from the hands of the human justice but no one shall ever be able to get away from the righteous judgment of the Lord- For He is a Righteous Judge with whom there is no favoritism. None of our self -righteous efforts or religious and charitable activities can hide our sins or can deliver and forgive us from the same for we all have sinned and fallen short to the glory of God. Bible clearly declares that the wages of sin is death not only physical but also spiritual.
So often we also as the goatherd believe that our sinister acts which are done in privacy will be not known to others but thatís not true at all because the consequences of our sins are revealed in our bodily as well as spirit realm for when we are unrepentant of our sins not only we are spiritually dead but we are also suffering from various sorts of physical ailments. When we sin we know that we are doing wrong for our consciences bites us and yet if we over hear our conscience then we fall into sin which in turn leads to death. Just as Grapes are not gathered from thorns or figs from thistles so is with our lives - From our lives others can easily know whether we are living a sinister lifestyle or a life dedicated to Lord Jesus Christ or not? That through our lives is Christ being exalted, glorified and honored or not? And if we claim to leave a Christ centered life is our life producing the rich harvest of the fruit of the Holy Spirit love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control or not and if not then we have to check ourselves in the light of the Word of God where are we lacking and where are we in need to get right with God for without holiness no one can ever see God.
Beloved is there a Sin or Sins in your life that you have tried to hide from others for a long time? Are you burdened with that guilt for the offence that you have made in the secret chamber of your room, life and heart and are fearful that if it comes out then what shall be your repute or what consequences would you have to face for the same? Don't be foolish and stop deceiving yourselves for none of your sins can be hidden from the eyes of the Lord, you are naked and exposed in His sight! Don't waste your time and opportunity that God is giving you today to repent of your grievous sins for- The Lord is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love. He does not always accuse and does not stay angry. He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve. For as the skies are high above the earth, As far as the eastern horizon is from the west, so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions from us- For he knows what we are made of; He realizes we are made up of clay. God in his agape Love has sacrificed His Only begotten Son Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and redemption of our soul; every crime and every act of sin that you have committed is being laid upon Christ Jesus- it's He who was wounded because of your rebellious deeds, crushed because of your sins so that you can have the forgiveness of your sins and assurance of eternal life in Him when you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and thus has righteousness and with the mouth one confesses and thus has salvation- So humble yourself under the mighty hands of the Lord Almighty for He resists proud but gives grace to the humble and do not take in for granted the Grace and Patience with which He is dealing you with today for there awaits a day when you shall be held accountable before God Almighty himself about what have you done with your life while you were upon the earth and if you have failed to acknowledge and receive Christ as your Lord and Saviour then know for sure that "Hell" awaits you on the other side.
Holy Bible declares, Nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing is secret that will not be made known for when the Lord comes He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of hearts. Let us be awake in the Spirit through the grace and power of the Lord Almighty and continue to live a Holy, Sacrificial and Christ glorifying life for we await for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness truly resides.
Don't keep on running from your sins and shortcomings neither make futile efforts to hide your sins for The one who stiffens his neck after numerous rebukes will suddenly be destroyed without remedy and the one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy. For I am warning you, as I had warned you before: Those who practice such things: sexual immorality, impurity, depravity, idolatry, sorcery, hostilities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish rivalries, dissensions, factions, envying, murder, drunkenness, carousing and similar things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
May God give us grace to become humble so that when we sin we can acknowledge and repent our sins to Lord Jesus Christ and receive forgiveness for the same for Christ has paid the price of our souls and ransomed us through His Holy and Sacred blood.
L.S.P.M. gives all the glory, honor and praise to our Heavenly Father for giving us His knowledge and wisdom to write and share this article. God gives us Grace to live a Christ centered and glorifying life.