Luke 8:17 (NASB) For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
Something told me not to go too deep. While redoing our bathroom, I used a zip tool to cut through the old drywall, but something inside me said not to go too deep. Sure enough, when I pulled the old drywall away, there behind the walls were electric lines running this way and that. Definitely not code! Today's verse speaks that what is hidden will eventually come to light. I am sure when the former owners of our house were running the wires, they never thought that someday, someone would see the work they did. I began to think about things that are done in secret for sure that no one will ever know. I had to take a moment and think about what I had done in secret that when it is exposed to the Light of Christ may not be that honoring to God. What were the actions I took that once in the Light of Christ may not exactly be following a Christ like behavior? Was there anything in my past, that once exposed, would make me embarrassed of my actions and not bring God the honor and praise that He deserves? Maybe we all need to take a good look in the mirror and ask ourselves, "Is there anything we are doing in secret that will one day be seen by others?"
• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
• Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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