Jeremiah 40-42, Hebrews 4 • Key Verse: Hebrews 4:13
We keep many things in our lives private. Some people are very private about their
finances. They do not want others to know how much they earn, what they have in the
bank or any other details about their money. Physical health is another very private
subject. Some people will undergo a surgical procedure and not; tell even their closest
friends about it.
Any list of things that people try to keep private includes sin. We may have—should
have, in fact—a sense of shame when we do wrong. Along with feeling shame, though,
we might hope we get away with our sin. Things can be hidden in computer files, under-
neath clothes in a drawer or tucked behind a loose brick. Perhaps the hidden sin is an
activity. A person traveling away from home might think he can get away with sin in a
town where he's unknown.
But God knows. The Bible says, “Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes
of him to whom we must give account” (4:13). That verse says two things to us. One is
that God knows. Nothing we think or do is hidden from His sight. We are naked. The
other is that we will give an account to Him, and it will be an account that covers
God tells us this for a reason. He wants us to live right and not try to get away with
wrong. He knows everything we do, say and think— and one day we will have to tell
Him about all of it.
Are you trying to hide anything from God? If so, then you need to stop doing wrong, get
rid of the hidden things, ask for forgiveness and live right. Take those steps today.
Woodrow Kroll & Tony beckett