“There is nothing covered that won’t be uncovered, nothing hidden that won’t be made known.” – Luke 12:2 CSB
For the past few years, it seems, we have been living in a time of shocking and disheartening revelation of sin and licentious behavior previously unexposed in the lives of businessmen, politicians, celebrities, and even church leaders and personalities. There can be no explanation for this other than the sovereign hand of God and His ever-piercing eye that sees all. Still, not every sin has been uncovered and not every stone has been overturned. That day is coming when all deeds will be made known (1 Corinthians 3:13).
With this reality in view, followers of Christ should be sobered into our call to live in light and walk in holiness. We should long to walk in integrity and in accountability that we may be of the greatest use in the Kingdom and may be a blessing to others. We are to “walk in the light as he is in the light” and know that the “blood of Jesus cleanses us form all sin” (1 John 7:8).
The way to that, as John indicates, is confession, and as James tells us, will serve as healing and will expediate our prayers. The 19th century Scottish Pastor Robert Murray M’Cheyne stated, “My people’s greatest need is my personal holiness.” Indeed, that is our greatest need.
“Father, help me this day to walk in integrity and holiness, that you might restore me unto the joy of your Salvation and that sinners might turn to you. All for Jesus’ sake, Amen.”