2 Samuel 11:15 Covering Up Sin

In it he wrote, “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.” 2 Samuel 11:15

Very few people want to be found guilty of doing something wrong, so it is common for them to work hard to cover it up. Most often the cover up is attempted with telling lies, though there are some that do not know any boundaries as to what they will do to cover up their wrong, to include murder. Their hope is that the distraction will be enough so that no one will see the wrong done.

David had slept with Bathsheba and got her pregnant. He tried to get her husband, Uriah, to sleep with her. When that did not work David had Uriah put into a battle to be killed.

Just as the world works to cover up crimes that have been done; many believers strive to cover up sins that they had committed against God. Very few will go to the level of murder as David had done, but many will harm others in the process with false accusations to change the focus off of themselves or to make themselves look better. Some will use their power and authority to remove another person to keep their sin from being exposed.

Covering sin up only delays when it will be dealt with. The more it is covered up, the greater the penalty will be. Ultimately the penalty will result in judgment of death for eternity by God.

Instead of covering up a sin, believers are to confess their sins and repent. God is always ready and willing to forgive what has been done wrong. Repenting will clean up a sin faster than any cover up will do.

You will make mistakes and fall into sin at different points in your life. Each time this occurs, you will have the option of dealing with that sin or attempting to cover it up. No matter how little or great your sin is, covering it up does nothing but delay judgment against you.

Own up to your sin and repent before God and anyone you have sinned against or that it involves. Allow for forgiveness and restoration to occur when repentance has been done. Whether another person will forgive you or not, God will, and He can work in the hearts of others.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of any sins you have committed against God or others; that God will give you strength to own any sins you have done; and that God will restore anything broken from any sin committed.

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