[b]A private back door to hell[/b](Thomas Watson, "The Mischief of Sin")"Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him? Do not I fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord." Jeremiah 23:24 Let me not only speak to scandalous sinners, who seem to have 'damnation' written upon their foreheadsbut to secret sinners. "Cursed is he who makes an idol and puts itin a secret place." Deuteronomy 27:15. Some of the Jews would not be seen openly bowing to an idolbut they would put it in their closet or some other secret place and there worship it. There are many in like manner who will not sin on the balcony, or be like Absalom and sin in the sight of all Israel, 2 Samuel 16:22.But they shut up their windows, and committheir sin in secret. They have a private back door to hellwhich nobody knows of! Perhaps they live in secret adultery, or secret envy and malice, or secret neglect of duty. God knows that they are living in secret sins. What an aggravation of sin is this! These desperate, heaven-daring sinners, though they see the flaming sword of God's justice before them, resolvedly venture on in sin!"I have been watching!" declares the Lord. Jeremiah 7:11 "I have seen your detestable acts! Woe to you! How long will you be unclean?" Jeremiah 13:27
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But they shut up their windows, and committheir sin in secret. They have a private back door to hellwhich nobody knows of!
These desperate, heaven-daring sinners, though they see the flaming sword of God's justice before them, resolvedly venture on in sin!
brother we have lost the fear of God in our lives. WE DON'T FEAR GOD. throughout the old testament, God is constantly telling israel to fear the LORD or that they have forsaken God and not feared Him.