But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out (Numbers 32:23 NIV).
Sin affects people. But it is more important to note that ALL sin is against the Lord. The more you think that sin is OK as long as it is hidden; the more danger you are in. This is because hidden sin will someday be uncovered and brought out into the open. Of this you can be sure!
Have you observed very costly and very beautifully decorated tombs? Think for a moment. Are you reading your exact description here? You can make yourself beautiful before others and act in innocent fashion. Yet what if the tomb is broken open? Will the beauty on the outside compensate for the ugliness of what lies inside?
Do not think that outward show of piety will help you. It may help you cover up sin for a long time. But what you need to understand is that it is not from outside that the decorations of your piety are going to be broken. The destruction and decay take place inside. Sin rots from within. And finally the cracks begin to show on the outside. And it is thus that your sin will find you out.
This outcome cannot be escaped. It is a principle that God has proclaimed in His word. You cannot play with sin for long and escape its consequences. If at all you need to escape there is only one way. That is with a change of heart. It means to acknowledge that ALL sin is against the Lord. You continue to sin because you don’t think of sin as that serious. But you’ll treat sin as something to be kept away when you think of ALL sin as against the Lord. To be armed with this attitude is the only way to escape your sin finding you out!