Nothing Hidden: Light Under A Basket

Mark 4:22
22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

Brothers and sisters, Jesus’ lesson of the lamp, a small clay vessel that burned a wick set in olive oil, is that light reveals what it glows on. Like the lamp, Jesus’ teachings reveal the motives of the human heart.

Jesus is “the light of the world” (John 8:12). This verse reminds us of the functions of light: it reveals that which is hidden. No secrets, they will come to light. Luke 8:17

John 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

As the sun is the physical light of the world, so Jesus is the spiritual light of the world. As the light of the world, Jesus exposes sin and gives sight.

Luke 8:17
For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

Folks, eventually everything will be revealed by the light of the word of God.
I am truly amazed that people don’t understand this principle, especially leaders, both religious and political. On a regular basis, secrets come to light, and that which was hidden is exposed.

In the Bible, King David had an affair with Bathsheba and murdered Uriah to cover up the adultery. Judas betrayed Jesus. Peter denied ever knowing Jesus. Moses murdered an Egyptian.

You and I are prone to be enticed into the trap of secrecy. WE say (you and I) to ourselves, “No one will know.” “I can hide this.” “It’s my secret.” “He will never know I bought this.” “She will never know I watched this on the Internet.” The truth of this passage is a cautionary tale that proves to be true over and over again.

1. Nothing is secret
2. Nothing is hidden

Ecclesiastes 1:9
9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

The light will shine and reveal it.

1. What are you hiding?
2. What’s your secret?

Heavenly Father, help me overcome my tendency to be secretive. Thank You for the light that exposes that which is hidden.

Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Salvation is a free gift. Have a Blessed Day.

Courtesy of Edward Jeffries

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