Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Words of Comfort: Skeleton in the Closet


Every one of us has more than “a skeleton in the closet.” It’s more like a city graveyard. Jeremiah 17:1 says “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their heart…” We need only to check the table of our own heart to know the truth of this. A certain food smell or a few bars of a tune can bring instant recall of an event that took place in our lives many years ago. The conscious mind may have pushed the sinful things we have done aside temporarily, but every sin we have ever committed is locked up in a vault of the memory banks. It will be unlocked on the Day of Judgment and be evidence that will damn those who are found in their sins, to a terrible place call Hell.

Everything of which we should be ashamed--every immoral deed, every unclean thought, every lie, blasphemy, idle talk, theft, fornication...every transgression against that perfect Law is written on the tablet of the heart, and is waiting “kept in store” for that Day. Don’t die in your sins. Let the voice of your conscience expose it. Bring it to the light. Confess and forsake it, because, as the old hymn says, “There's room at the cross.”


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