What's Done In the Dark, Always Comes To Light
We all have secrets. Things we want to keep hidden. Things we hope never come out. Secrets from the past. Secrets in our present. But secrets rarely stay secrets. Somehow and some way they get revealed. Like the saying goes, “What’s done in the dark, always comes to the light.” Luke 8:17, Jesus says, “For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.”
Many times we fool ourselves into thinking if we don’t confess our sins, they will stay a secret. We will feel they are safe and no one will ever found out about them. But Luke 12:3 says, “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.”
What you do in the dark, you better believe will eventually come to the light. But until it does you go around carrying the guilt and shame inside. Sometimes we keep them because of our pride or maybe we are scared of the consequences we will face once they are revealed. Exposed secrets have ruined families, relationships, businesses, and people.
But in order to be set free from the feeling of condemnation, guilt, and shame we have to expose our secret sins. Sometimes exposing our secret sins means we have to expose other people as well. It means we will have to deal with the feeling of embarrassment, sadness shame, and anger from the other people.
But when we keep secrets, especially secret sins we are operating with the Devil. Because the Devil loves secrets and he loves darkness. Ephesians 5:11 says, “Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them.”
The Devil dwells in secrets, he deceives us into thinking that if we keep our past and present sins a secret no one will ever find out. But we know that is a lie. Because even if we never tell our secrets to man, there is one person that will always know our secrets. Ecclesiastes 12:14 says, “For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.”
Simply put, God knows your secret. And so does the enemy. But it is God who will bring judgment to it. So it is best that you expose it, repent from it, and seek his forgiveness. There is saying that goes “Expose yourself or be exposed.” Romans 2:16 tells us on Jesus’ return we will be judged by our secrets, “On that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.”
Today I encourage you to expose your secrets sins. The first person you should expose them to is God. And though he already knows, he wants us to acknowledge our sins to him and seek repentance and forgiveness. The truth shall set you free. Now some of our secret sins will require that we expose to them other people. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you the words to say and to help you prepare for their reactions.
Today’s Scripture: “For nothing is covered that will not be revealed or hidden that will not be known.” Matthew 10:26