1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
1 Corinthians 4
3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
There is nothing hidden that will not be uncovered one day. Not only will our words and deeds be brought into the open, but even our motives and thoughts.
The story is told of three naughty boys who sent a telegram to three prominent, well-known persons, with the following words, ‘Everything has come to light’. The first of these men, upon receiving this telegram, committed suicide. The second packed his bags, without telling his wife or children, and left with a plane to another country, permanently. The third disappeared and no one knows what happened to him. To them it was terrible that what they were busy with had come to light.
However, we are not warned by a telegram, but by the Word of God, that everything will come to light.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
In John 4 we read of the woman who met Jesus at the well, and after Jesus revealed her hidden secret sin, she ran into the city and proclaimed what He had done, and acknowledged Him as the Messiah. Be sure that you’ve met this Jesus, the Messiah, before whom your whole life is open.
1 John 1
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
If you hide your sin, you will not prosper, but if you bring it to the light, you will find mercy.
Fear Him who can put both body and soul in hell. This is the true Christmas message, that each one must turn to the Christ child, before whose eye everything is open.