Topic: Job 34:21
Please read Jesus' words in Luke 12:2,3 The time is coming when everything will be revealed; all that is secret will be made public. 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.
We need to remember that whatever is done in "secret" is not really secret at all. Even if we have been able to fool our family and friends, God is not fooled. God carefully watches the way people live; he sees everything they do. (Job 34:21)
If it is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret? (Ephesians 5:12), what about the things that we as Christians shamefully do in secret? Do we who personally know Jesus our God, keep secret sins hidden in our hearts: even we, who have been redeemed by His blood. Unfortunately, we still do stumble, and we must recognize we are still sinners. If we say we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the truth. But by continually returning to God by readjusting our lives we have hope: If we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. (1 John 1:8,9)
Your challenge today: What parts of your secret life would cause you to be ashamed if they were made public? Will you be able to say, like Paul: I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful (2 Timothy 4:7)
Trusted family members, friends and members of your church can be a great support to you, and there are many resources available online that can help you: http://www.mentodayonline.com/resources/ Resources for Men.
You can also speak privately and confidentially to a mentor online: http://www.mentodayonline.com/chat/askus.html.
By continually working on removing our secret sin, our lives will become self - evangelistic. They will become lights shining to point others towards the grace of God, since You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. (Matthew 5:14)