TIGER WOODS PREVIEWS SINNER’S SHAME ON JUDGMENT DAY
by Moody Adams Hold up! Do not be to quick to laugh about Tiger Woods. Millions of sinners are soon going to face the public humiliation Tiger Woods is facing today. For all secret sins must be made public on the day God will judge the world.
The Lord has kept a diary of all our sins—even the secret ones covered from the eyes of men. Job 8:22 says, “They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.”. C. H. Spurgeon admonished, “Pretender, thou art fair to look upon; thy conduct outwardly upright, amiable, liberal, generous and Christian; but thou dost indulge in some sin which the eye of man has not yet detected.”
Be aware your sins will soon find you out. On the judgment day, “For there is nothing hid , which shall not be manifested ; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad” (Mark 4:22). Hebrews 4:13 says, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Not only all deeds, but also every word spoken, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak , they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:36).
Pride blinds a successful man to his inevitable exposure and shame. Great men are easily fooled into thinking they will never be found out. Proverbs 11:2 “When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.” But Wood's sham is a small thing compared to sinners uncovered on that great day.
Thank God that Jesus came into the world and atoned for all our sins so that we can be cleansed of them if we repent. David prayed, “Cleanse thou me from secret faults." That is the answer to your secret sins, turn from them by God grace and trust Him to cleanse your past. While you still live and breath, stop your secret sinning and throw yourself on the mrcy of God.