Here’s the problem with pet sins – you can lock them in a cage since nobody knows about them, and take them out from time to time to feed them like you would a dog. They don’t seem that dangerous or that big of a deal. They are small, after all, and manageable, or “under control,” you may say. However, as you keep feeding them, they eventually take on a life of their own. By the time a pet sin grows into a roaring lion, it’s too late. It’s already devoured you. – Jay Lloyd
One who conceals his wrongdoings will not prosper,
But one who confesses and abandons them will find compassion.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. A prayer of a righteous person, when it is brought about, can accomplish much.