John 8:12 WEB
Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
How do you and I walk in darkness? We keep things hidden. We have secrets. Secret meetings, secret small group gatherings, secret whispers. All of these are the opposite of walking in the light. In the light, we do not keep secrets. We may not tell everyone everything, that would be foolish, but we live a transparent lifestyle.
The word says this transparency proves we do our works in God (John 3:19-21). That means a lot to me. I want to get to the final judgment and be accepted as a citizen of heaven. So, walking in the light feels like a safeguard against secret sin. Hidden sin can be hard to face. It can be hard to tell people something they did not know that makes us look bad. We get trapped keeping our secrets.
Any Sunday we can go to the altar and confess our wrongdoing to a prayer warrior. We can have our walk healed. But. Then the person you prayed with may gossip about you and you could face social repercussions. What do you do? Use wisdom and share with a trustworthy source. And if there is no trustworthy source, tell Jesus. He will never fail you or humiliate you.
Lord Jesus, forgive me for keeping secrets. I turn away from that practice and choose to walk in the light. Help me live healthy transparency before you. In Jesus’ name, amen.