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“The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!

“Dear friends, don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that. But I’ll tell you whom to fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell. Yes, he’s the one to fear.

“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”

Luke 12:2-7 New Living Translation (NLT)

We all have things we keep to ourselves. We may reveal some portion of the truth about some things, but there remains a sense of privacy we feel inclined to maintain. Sometimes it is because we are ashamed or bearing guilt. Sometimes we just don't want to share everything with everyone That's human. People have a tendency to erect boundaries around certain information and slap a label on it called "personal." In essence, we cover up certain truths about ourselves and it is usually something we are not proud of and would rather others not know. Actually, the one we should be the most concerned knowing everything about us already does know everything.

Jesus told His disciples that covering things up was pointless. ". . . all that is secret will be made known to all." What is done in the dark will one day come to the light. Our Creator sees it all and eventually everything we keep inside will be revealed. Our deeds, both good and bad, will become an open book. So, there is no need to fear what other people may think of us. We are accountable to God who knows even the number of hairs He put on our heads. To fear Him is to revere and honor Him for He controls our destiny. He knows those whom He created and He desires that we live without guilt or shame. He sent His Son to deliver us from these through forgiveness of sin. God has provided a way for us to live in the light of His never-failing love. As we follow Jesus, we can walk boldly in this light. We need never be afraid of anything or anyone as we trust in our sovereign God through Jesus Christ and serve Him with clean hearts. One day, everything about us will be revealed and none of it will matter because accepting Jesus as Savior and Lord means we can have forgiveness in being covered by His blood.

Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 2 Corinthians 5:1 NIV


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