…and be sure your sin will find you out.
-Numbers 32:23b, KJV
He catches the wise in their craftiness,
and the schemes of the wily are swept away.
-Job 5:13, NIV
From my cheater’s response in the initial confrontation over her adulterous affair, I am convinced she thought I would never discover her cheating.
She was shocked.
Her sin had found her out.
I do not think my experience with this is such an unique experience. Cheaters excel at arrogance. They fail to fear God who no one can fool or “out scheme.”
This God-sized blindspot makes them believe they must only fool humans to keep their illicit relationships hidden. But that is not true.
God is alive and active to this day!
And that means our all-knowing and all-powerful God is more than able to expose one little duplicitous cheater.
I believe God does do so.
Sometimes that is done supernaturally–e.g. through dreams (verified later with real evidence)–and other times naturally as through other humans feeling godly conviction in needing to tell the faithful partner of the cheater’s sinful behavior.
The moral of this story is that only an arrogant fool would think he or she is ever safe in living a double life of cheating:
“….sure your sin will find you out!”
That is one biblical warning and truth that you can take to the bank.