Daily Reflections

No Secret Sins

May 28, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, observing the wicked and the good. —Proverbs 15:3

Have you ever been tempted to think that you can keep sin secret? One result of the computer age is that we think it’s easy to keep our sin quiet, whether it means looking at pornography, sharing intimate things with a stranger, or pirating other people’s property.

But there’s really no such thing as private sin. The Old Testament calls God El Roi—The God Who Sees. Hebrews 4:13 tells us “No creature is hidden from him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give an account.”

Are you indulging in any “secret sins”? Are you pure in your private moments? We are protected from sin by the fear of the Lord—that constant, conscious sense that God is there and is watching.

Ask God to help you say, “No,” to secret sin. And then obey Him, knowing that El Roi—The God Who Sees—also sees your faithfulness.

Make it Personal

What boundaries do you need to put in place to help you resist the temptation of secret sin?