Sunday, November 11, 2012

No Such Thing As Secrets

 
"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.  What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the housetops."  Luke 12:2-3
 
WOW - this passage is so difficult to truly study - we must be honest with ourselves!  I'm sure we can all recall things that we have said or done in private that we wouldn't want anyone ever to know.  There are 4 things that popped into my head when I read these verses - they are:  secrets, motives, lies & hypocrisy..... let me explain:
 
1.  Secrets  - "there is nothing concealed or hidden that will not be made known" - whether it's a secret whispered to another person or a secret about yourself that only you know - God knows all.  There is no such thing as a secret kept from God. 

I also believe that many secrets lead to gossip and gossip is harmful to both the gossiper and the gossipee.  Some secrets might be necessary in some circumstances but let's be careful with secrets - realizing that there are no secrets that our Lord doesn't know about.
 
2.  Motives - are the push or drive behind our actions and words.  Why do we do what we do and why do we say what we say?  Motives are not seen by the human eye (although I know that sometimes our motives shine through our actions and words).  However, our motives ARE known by God and can never be disguised from Him.
 
3.  Lies - It might not be in our lifetime but the truth will come out in the end - even if it's not until judgement day - the truth will be revealed.  Dishonesty must be so time consuming - keeping track of what you said to whom and how you might have to respond in the future so that the lie remains secret.  Honesty is so much more relaxing. 
 
4.  Hypocrisy - falseness, insincerity, fake, two-facedness.  Those that try to be someone that they are not always show their "true colors" eventually.  Now, a hypocrite is different than somebody striving to change and be more Christ-like - the latter is sincere work whereas hypocrisy is sin.
 
Remember - any sin when confessed to God is forgiven by our gracious & merciful Lord through our Savior Jesus Christ.   


We need to live every second of our lives knowing that nothing can be hidden from God!

 
 
 
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7 comments:

  1. Great verse...It's interesting how God will teach us about this verse. Have a great night!

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    1. Thanks so much - it is amazing how God can give each one of us a different message from the same verse. God bless!

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  2. "Honesty is so much more relaxing."

    I love this!! :))) There is something truly wonderful about 'laying your head down on your pillow at night in 'peace' :)

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  3. Hey! I just found your blog through I am Pisces blog hop, and was wondering if you'd follow back!
    Thanks!
    Leighanna Rose
    Shineyourglorydown.blogspot.com

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  4. what a great scripture, and perfect timing for me. Thank you for sharing this.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  5. hey! found your blog the i love my friends' blog hop
    and i followed you~
    hope you can follow back!

    lots of lovin'
    www.ohpenda.com

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  6. It is a gift to know people who are honest and moral isn't it? I couldn't believe your sweet potatoes - oh my! They were huge!!!

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