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Spiritual Direction #11



The concept of secrecy is paradoxical. It has both a negative and a positive connotation.

On the one hand, it is an attribute of the enemy of our souls. He is a deceiver and a promoter of the “…secret arts…” practiced by the magicians of Pharaoh (Exodus 7:11). Schemers, like those who plotted against Jesus, use this negative secrecy to their advantage (Matt 26:4).

But on the other hand, the Bible says that the, “…secret things belong to the Lord…”(Deut 29:29) and the, “...knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom…” (Matt 13:11) has been given to us.

Whereas negative secrecy employs darkness and deception to conceal the truth, positive secrecy employs light and honesty to reveal the truth.

For example, Jesus Christ tells us to give, pray, and fast in secret, because our Father in heaven who, “…sees what is done in secret…” (Matt 6:4, 6, 18) will reward us.

It is in this secret place, where the secrets of our heart are laid bare, where our secret sins are confessed, and where our Father reveals the treasures stored in His secret places (Isaiah 45:3). This secret place doesn’t have the audience the hypocrites sought; it has an audience of One.

Are there secret sins in our own lives?

Have we found a secret place where God’s treasures are revealed?

Do we live our lives with an audience of One?


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