A carpet-layer had worked an hour past the time he was supposed to be home.  As he was picking up his tools, he noticed a lump underneath the carpet.  He felt his shirt pocket for his cigarettes (which he shouldn’t have had anyway), and sure enough, they were gone.

Unwilling to spend any more time on this job, he took his hammer and tapped down the lump until it was smooth.  He gathered up his tools and headed for the truck.  As he opened the cab door, two things happened simultaneously.  He noticed his cigarettes on the front seat and heard the lady of the house call out, “Have you seen my parakeet?”

There is a simple truth here: sin under the carpet always cost.  Solomon knew this.  Listen to the wisdom God gave to him: “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)

Sin under the carpet always costs, but confession brings release.  Don’t build your life on deception.  Admit your sins quickly.  Deal with them today.  Get them out into the open.  Confess them, renounce them, and you will find mercy.

                                                                                           Author Unknown