Topic: Sin Betrays [DCLM Daily Manna Saturday May 5, 2018]

Text: Genesis 42:21-38 (KJV)

Key Verse: “And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come upon us” (Genesis 42:21).


The little boy who helped himself with the ice cream not meant for him wiped his mouth clean and even rinsed it with water. He did all these so that no one will know he is the culprit. But when called to defend himself, he was sure his interrogators would be floored. Alas, a stain of ice-cream drop betrayed him. When he was confronted with the stain, he became speechless. His sin found him out.

Joseph’s brethren had lived with the guilt of the sale of their brother, over the years, thinking they would never see him again. After purchasing some grains, Joseph directed that their money be put into their sacks as a benevolent gesture. This was misunderstood by his brothers who interpreted it as God’s judgment. And right in the presence of Joseph, they started to blame one another. “We are guilty concerning our brother… behold, also his blood is required”. While the blame-game was on, Joseph pleasantly listened, having spoken to them through an interpreter. They never knew he understood them.

Sin not confessed and repented of is a reproach and a destructive cankerworm. Sinners may hide it for as long as they wish, yet the sin will definitely find the person out (Numbers 32:23). The earlier sin is acknowledged, confessed and repented of, the better and safer. No one can hide sin forever no matter the effort to silence the conscience. Sin easily unmasks its perpetrator. There is no hiding place for sinners who are impenitent. All committed sins are open scandals before God. Ensure you make your way right with God today by repenting of your sins.

Thought For The Day: Sin and its consequences are never minimised by the passage of time.

Bible Reading in one Year: Psalms 1-2; 15; 22-24; 47; 68

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