Sooner or Later, Sin Is Exposed

Your sin will find you out.
     —Numbers 32:23

Adolph Hitler, with his goose-stepping terrorists, had the world on edge. But at 10 Downing Street, cigar-chomping, brandy-sipping Prime Minister Churchill was composed and confident. He knew it was just a matter of time until the insecurity, immorality, and insanity of the führer would be exposed and expunged.

Watergate. Memories of the scandal linked to that word still sting. We Americans resisted the thought of corruption in the Oval Office. It was unthinkable. Until it wasn’t.

Moses listened to the promises of the Reubenites and Gadites and agreed to their proposal—with one caveat: if they failed to be faithful to their word, he warned, “You may be sure that your sin will find you out.”

The dark side exists in unsuspected places—but lies don’t remain unexposed; affairs don’t remain undetected; sin doesn’t remain undiscovered.

If you don’t want it known, don’t do it.