Secrets can be fun, and they can be powerful as well. Most like knowing them, and yet others would instead tell them. It’s not always a good thing to know one. Somebody told me one the other day that freaked me out, and I wish it had never been spoken. I can never share that secret, for if I did, it might ruin the person’s life.
A gadabout gossip can’t be trusted with a secret,
but someone of integrity won’t violate a confidence. Prov. 11:13 (MSG)
The revelation of a secret has been known to bring down presidents, governments, CEOs, families, and individuals. Some have used the power of knowing someone else’s secret to gain wealth, threatening blackmail.
“Never secrete a secret if it is not your secret to secrete!”Josh Brady
Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, Prov. 25:9 (ESV)
The other day, a friend and I discussed watching “YouTube videos.” I revealed to him I knew how to watch them while avoiding the commercials. Then I said, “I should reveal how to do that on social media.” As soon as the words left my lips, I felt a “check” in my spirit, but I didn’t know why. He quickly said, “Mark, don’t do it! I feel like God has shared a secret with you to bless you and save you time.” I knew at that moment that he was right.
I am in no way perfect. Just ask, April, But I strive to walk with God, and I desire to have an intimate relationship with him and for that relationship to continue to grow deeper. I’m thrilled knowing the God of the universe would share a secret with me.
“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7 (ESV)
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. Deut. 29:29 (ESV)
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jer. 33:3 (ESV)
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