Secrets Revealed

What do you have hidden that you do not want exposed? What inner thoughts do you not want others to hear? What have you done in the past you don’t want people to know about? Do you know all secrets will be revealed?

We all have skeletons in our closets. There are things we did as children we have never told our parents about. There are things we have done as adults in a very select company we do not want made public. We keep them buried deep and never speak of them.

But Jesus tells us in today’s passage that all things will be revealed. Perhaps our only solace is that won’t happen until the day of judgment. And the good news about that day is Jesus will stand beside us and state that He has paid for it. We will not be judged for it.

Unfortunately, there are things we have done for which we have been punished in this life. Not because God necessarily decided to punish us, but because there are consequences for our actions. Some things are not kept hidden and some are done right out in the open.

Let’s look at a few examples. If we are rude and obnoxious toward people, is it any wonder they don’t want to be around us? If we cheat someone out money or possessions, do we expect them to simply absorb the loss? If we break the law and are caught, can we reasonably expect not to be punished?

But Jesus isn’t just talking about our laws. He is also talking about breaking His commands, namely, to love God and love neighbor. When we fail to treat others with the same love and respect Jesus treated people, we must understand all those occasions will be made known. We might be in for an extreme embarrassment at a later date.

I pray we all realize our actions, thoughts, and attitudes will be brought out into the open. I pray we decide to love with the love of Jesus. I pray each one of us commits to cleaning up our act and ask Jesus to help us do so. All will be revealed. We will stand before God one day. Jesus will stand with us. Show His love to others. Show respect to Him in all you do.

Mark 4:21-22 He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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