Your Sin Will Find You Out (1 Of 18) by Clarence E. Macartney

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Your Sin Will Find You Out (1 of 18)

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Clarence Edward Macartney

Numbers 32:23



Ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure

your sin will find you out.

There is only one thing about which you can be
absolutely certain.

You cannot be sure about the weather, whether
blustery March winds will be blowing, or whether the
sun will be bright and warm, and the wind soft and
balmy with the foretaste of spring. You cannot tell
what your material or financial position will be a
year from today. You cannot tell where your place of
residence will be six months from today. You cannot
tell what your state of health will be. You cannot be
certain that you will be alive a week from now.
Indeed, you cannot be certain that you will die, for
Christ may come before you die.

But there is one thing about which you can be sure-"Be
sure your sin will find you out." These words were
spoken by Moses to the children of Israel. If the
people remembered God and kept His commandments, all
would be well with them; but if they rebelled against
God and turned to follow idols, suffering and
retribution would come upon them. The history of
Israel shows how true that was. But what was spoken
then to a nation is spoken to you and me as
individuals-"Be sure your sin will find you out."

A woman had been more sinned against than sinning.
Suffering and religious devotion had chastened and
purified her character till it was one of rare
Christian grace and beauty. She was telling me of a
sermon she had heard in Scotland in her childhood on
the text, "Be sure your sin will find you out." The
divisions of the sermon, as she remembered it after
the long lapse of years, were these: in time, in
conscience, in eternity. There could be no better
arrangement made for a sermon on this text. Let us,
therefore, follow these heads and see how sin finds
people out, in time, in conscience, and in e ...


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