Covered sin is either the most bitter misfortune or the most blessed fortune. It all depends what the covering is. Some try to cover their sin by self-effort. They try to bury it in forgetfulness or try to excuse it or defend it, or adorn their sins with more pleasant names.
Those who take that path will one day be met by their sin, for those sins are all written in God’s book, whether they are forgotten or hidden.
But those whose sin has been buried at Calvary are truly blessed. There Jesus assumes all my sin. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).
One day you were permitted to come to Jesus to confess your sin to him. You received grace to believe that the blood of Jesus cleanses from all sin. So then, your sin is covered—by grace. God has covered it, and that which God has covered, is covered eternally.
Hans Edvard Wisløff (1902—1969) was a Norwegian theologian and writer. He was also the Bishop of the Diocese of Sør-Hålogaland from 1959 until his death in 1969.
Wisløff, H.E., Quiet Moments on the Way Home. Fergus Falls, MN: Faith & Fellowship Press, 1993.
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