You will be covered with shame and destroyed forever because of violence done to your brother Jacob. Obadiah 1:10 HCSB
Tragically, there are too many stories of ministers who have yielded to the temptations of Satan. Some have had moral failures, while others have not handled finances properly. Ministers are human just like anyone else and have fallen from the pedestals upon which people have placed them. I am sure that those who have fallen never intended to get “caught,” but God is all powerful and has the ability to reveal the sins of mankind. Sometimes the revealing of sin can be devastating to the lives of not only the individual who has been “caught,” but the lives of family members and others around him.
The age old feud between Esau and Jacob (Genesis 27:40-41) was again an issue as the people of Edom hated the people of Israel. God wants His children to love one another instead of finding ways to hurt and destroy. God reveals sin not as a form of judgment, but rather as a way to bring justice and draw people back to Himself.
Challenge: Be aware that God can and will reveal your “secret” sins if He feels that it will help you draw closer to Him. Pray that God will help you to resist the temptations of Satan and if He must reveal your sin, that you will learn from your wayward ways and return to Him.