Tuesday Truths

A Secret to be Told

For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. Luke 8:17

We often hear this verse quoted in regard to anything sinful, and that those who commit dark deeds will be judged in the full light of God’s courtroom. While this is indeed true, it is not the context in which Jesus was speaking.

The words of this verse are not only recorded by Luke, but by Mark and Matthew also. Jesus was talking to the disciples; these words are for them and for every disciple after them.

Jesus said: “What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.”

Throughout his ministry, Jesus revealed the truth of the Father and the truth of the kingdom through parables, fulfilling the prophecy – “I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.” God sent the Son so that the secrets of heaven would reach the ears of every person on earth. Jesus revealed it first to his disciples and through them the mystery of the gospel would spread throughout the world.

This responsibility continues to flow down from believer to believer, for as God continues to reveal the secrets of his word to each one of us, we must strengthen and encourage one another with his truth: – The Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God, that we might understand spiritual truths and impart this truth in words to those who are spiritual. (Paraphrase 1Cor2).

The responsibility also flows from believer to unbeliever, for we are commissioned to spread the wonder and the hope of the gospel to everyone who will listen.

This is a secret that you have permission to tell, so don’t be afraid to pass it on.

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