“What happens here stays here” is a repeated phrase that advertising has made famous. While most of the time it’s said in fun, the fact is all of us have acted like if people didn’t know or wouldn’t find out about it, I could do something and it wouldn’t have any impact or consequence. When I leave, whatever I did would just stay there. Sounds good. It just doesn’t work that way.
The truth is concealment cannot cancel consequence. It never does. It didn’t work for Adam and Eve. It didn’t work for King David, in spite of his extravagant attempts to hide his sin. The bible assures us, “you may be sure that your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). That happened with David and there were consequences to his action that unfortunately an entire nation suffered.
While David might not be the model when it comes to concealing sin, he did set the example for us when it comes to confessing sin. After being confronted, David eventually takes responsibility for his sin and comes clean with God. Just a reminder: The pain of your sin being exposed isn’t as great as the damage unconfessed sin causes in your relationship with God. While we’re more concerned with getting caught, God loves us and is more concerned about our relationship with him.
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