Skeletons In And Out Of Closets

J. D. Conley
October 30, 2016

During this time of year, when one visits a so-called haunted house or tramps through a com maze, plastic skeletons and pranksters costumed as skeletons, may suddenly leap out in order to startle someone. After a nervous chuckle all is forgiven because its all innocent fun.

But skeletons in closets, i.e., secret sins, is no laughing matter. We might be able to hide our sins from people, but its futile to try and hide them from God. The Divine ability to know all, means nothing can be concealed from God. The writer of Hebrews states: "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" (Hebrews 4:13). Darkness cannot veil our deeds from the Almighty, (Psalm 139:11-12). Nor does the entering of closets screen one from Jehovah, (Matthew 6:6).

Then there are others who have "come out of the closet" so to speak, to proudly and publicly advertised their skeletons. They have no shame or embarrassment because of their sins. As time goes on it seems that more and more people are receptive to their skeletons being displayed in broad daylight. The homosexual, or those who've transformed their God-given gender, or the heterosexually immoral, are no longer compelled to keep their actions hidden, (Romans 1:26-32). So many today are "...not at all ashamed, neither [can] they blush..." (Jeremiah 6:15). There is no concern about what their fellowman might think, must less a concern or fear of what God thinks and will do. (Romans 3:10, Revelation 21:8).

Whether one's skeletons are in or out of the closet matters not. What matters is that the skeletons exist. All of us have sinned, (Romans 3:23). We have all done things of which we are ashamed and would give anything to undo. But something done cannot ever be undone. Yet there is forgiveness, glorious forgiveness because of God's amazing grace, (1 John 1:9; Ephesians 2:5). The good news is a skeleton is lifeless. Don't let your past stifle your present. Give all your sins over to Christ and allow Him to bury your skeletons once and for all.