God's word in today's world

The truth will out


I’ve written about this before, but I do think we should say it to one another again: The truth always comes out! We know this since childhood.

Wrong deeds will come to light some time or another. I’ve experienced this truth many times in my life.

When I was at school, I was often in trouble, but could never understand how the teacher got to know about it so soon. Like the morning after the debate evening. We (well OK, I must admit it was only me – but I suspect being loudly encouraged by my friends) let the air out of a tire of our “beloved” Afrikaans teacher’s car. When the tire had to be changed, we were obviously long gone, laughing all the way home.

The next morning, I haven’t even reached my classroom before being summoned to the principal’s office. I don’t remember any words being spoken between myself and the principal. As usual, I bent over, waiting for the six hits to fall. In my mind I had the one who had snitched on me in a headlock, but fortunately for him or her, I never found out who it was.

And somewhere along the way I realised that the wrong you do mostly comes to light.

The Bible has the same message, just in different words: 12-13God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defence, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one can resist God’s Word. We can’t get away from it—no matter what.

So many people say one thing, but do something else. So often people came into the business with the Bible under their arms, talking in the name of religion, but eish, their actions came straight from the dark. It became so unbearable that we eventually first very closely examined those guys with the Bible under their arms before daring to do business with them.

They lied so well that they eventually started believing their stories were true. The so-called truth that they were propagating pulled them deeper and deeper into the dark. And there comes a day when God shines the light on it, bringing all those dark deeds into the open. Then they are ashamed, hanging their heads, when they see the mess they’ve made.

The truth will out. You can deceive many people in the dark. You can hide a lot in the dark. But somewhere along the way, God’s light shines bright and reveals your actions for all to see.

Know it. Believe it. It’s the truth. Then live in a way that the light can shine on what you do at any time, finding nothing to reveal.

Scripture

Hebrews 4:12-16

Reflection
Are you hiding something in the dark?
Can you put it before God for forgiveness?
How can you prevent yourself from doing it again?

Prayer
Father, I do things that do not fit in the light. Please forgive me and help make a plan so that I won’t do it again. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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