Mornings With God 16 November 2021
Nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing is secret that will not be made known. — Luke 12:2 NET
Christ wants genuineness in His friends and followers. The sin which He condemned most unsparingly when He was on the earth was hypocrisy – men trying to pass for what they were not. There is still a great deal of hypocrisy in the world, and there is still the same need for insisting upon genuineness and sincerity.
Jesus shows how useless and unavailing it is to try to cover up things and to seem to be what we are not. There is nothing covered up that shall not be revealed, nothing hid that shall not be made known. People commit sins in the darkness, sins that would blacken their names if they were known.
They suppose nobody suspects what they are doing in secret. But some day everything will come out. Even now secret evil works out, and blots and stains the life. The only safe way to live is to be sincere, genuine, true down to the bottom of one’s heart, always as good and true in the secret things as in the most public things of life.