Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.
(Luke 12:2 (NIV))
Have you honestly stopped to let these words sink in to your inner most being?
Do they give you reason to shudder at the thought of some of your secrets being revealed?
If you are human, this is a very scary concept, for we all have things that we would rather no one ever find out about. Still, human nature in its sinful state has us do things that we would rather not do. No one is immune. Even Paul, the man whom Jesus called to preach the Gospel to the gentiles, faced the very same dilemma.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
(Romans 7:15 (NIV))
How do you think that Paul’s secrets will be treated when they are revealed? Do you think that he will be treated any different than anybody else who calls upon the name of Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior? What Paul has repented of will be forgiven. What you and I have repented of will be forgiven.
Take another deep look at the passage. Look for what is not said. The passage does not say that what is hidden will not be forgiven. It also does not say that it will be forgiven. Each person will be judged according to one simple truth – have they accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. If you can honestly answer “Yes” to that question, then you will be judged as Paul will be judged.
“Come now, let us reason together,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
(Isaiah 1:18 (NIV))
If you answer “No” to that question, you will be judged and found guilty.
Do you desire forgiveness, or do you want to face the punishment of the guilty?