Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nothing Can Be Hidden

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Nothing Can Be Hidden

WOW - this passage is something that all of the modern world should study!  From the media to politicians to teachers and students - we are all concerned with privacy.  On a more personal level - I'm sure that we can all recall things that we have said or done in private that we wouldn't want anyone ever to know in public.  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.  Whether you are divulging government intelligence secrets to the press or telling your spouse about personal information confided to you by a friend - nothing can be hidden from God.  Not only does our Lord already know that specific secret but He also knows that you have betrayed your promise of secrecy.  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.  Let's be careful with secrets.
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).  Sometimes, even we do not realize our own motives at the time of the action.  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 Judgment 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 and easy. 
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 from 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 in truth knowing that nothing can be hidden from God!

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