Verse: “Remember, the sins of some are obvious, leading them to certain judgement. But there are those whose sins will not be revealed until later. In the same way, the good deeds of some are obvious. And the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light.”
Insight: What does the scripture mean when it says our good deeds and sins might not come to light right away? We get the obvious, don’t murder. That’s bad. Love your family. That’s good. But the other secret parts, I believe that God is reminding us that it is a heart issue. He sees your heart in every circumstance and knows your motivations. This is why it is so important to know God, he will direct our paths and sees the good in us and knows when our motivations are selfish even when others do not.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that you know my heart. You know my thoughts and you know my motivations. Jesus, help my ways to be pleasing to you. The areas of my life that simply fall short, direct me to repentance and cleanse my soul. I also thank you that you see all of the good in me. Knowing this, I can live to please an audience of one and that is you. In Jesus name, Amen.