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Watering the Tulips
July 18, 2012
“But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out” – Numbers 32:23
It has been said that God is the best record keeper that has ever been. Since He cannot forget, we must agree with that statement. The wicked may often seemingly go unpunished as they live their wicked lives. They may, in fact, prosper in worldly things. It may even seem at times that they are getting by with abominable lifestyles. However, they are not. Sin will find us out.
Certainly, Jonathan Edwards was wise to take as a text, “Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them” (Deuteronomy 32:35). No matter how things look, the foot of the wicked shall soon slip. Whether we think it happens at the appropriate time or not is irrelevant. God is in control of Providence – not us. When He is fed up, their foot shall slide.
The wicked will face the Lord at the Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-13). Their works will be judged. Though sin may appear at times to go unpunished here, it will not eternally. There will be no hidden sin at the Great White Throne. The unbeliever will stand before God and be condemned to the Lake of Fire eternally. Every moment of forever he will suffer the pure wrath of God for his sins against God.
Children of God, your sins are not hidden from God either. Certainly, we will never stand for our sins. However, our service to God will certainly be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). The sin in our lives certainly keeps us from properly serving the Lord. So, our sins have a negative effect on our works. Also, God chastens His children during this life for sins. In fact, Hebrews 12:8 says, “But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons”. So, God chastens His children for their sins.
Let us never forget, “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3). You may be fooling your spouse, your siblings, your parents, your friends, your boss or even your fellow church members. But you are not hiding anything from God. He knows your every move. “Be sure your sin will find you out”.
If you have never considered this from a saving standpoint, let me assure you that a day of reckoning is coming. Only those trusting Christ will be saved from sure condemnation. Trust Him today! We pray God gives you the ability!
To those that are saved, do not think this means you can live your life just any old way. You should flee the sins of the past and daily be conformed to the image of Christ. Look in the mirror of His Word today and follow His wonderful example!
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