The illusion of "private sin".
The public consequences of personal sin can come to light years after the sin is committed.
Jim Denison writes:
"Satan loves to tempt us to sin, then use the consequences of our sins against us. But he wants these consequences to devastate us and the people of God as much as possible."
From pastors and other Christian leaders to followers of Christ everywhere this sobering truth has taken many people down and caused so much pain and chaos.
The Bible is filled with warnings about this:
“Be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23).
“Desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death” (James 1:15).
Satan wants us to believe that no one will know or be hurt. We know we can confess our sins and be forgiven for them (1 John 1:9), so we think we can harbor an area of private sinfulness that will never be made public.
Have you walked this path yourself?
What has "private sin" cost you?
What has been your most effective weapon against temptation?
Kurt Goff is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He has more than 25 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. With Jesus Christ at the center and the Bible as the guide, each broadcast of Kurt Goff Live reminds listeners that they are not alone and that Christ loves them through the ups and downs of their life. Goff is a graduate of Texas Christian University. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.