“Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed or hidden, that will not be known. Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.”
– Luke 12:2–3
Is that not a sobering reality that everything we have said will be revealed? That there is nothing in our lives that ultimately is hidden specifically from God?
Luke 12:2–3 Reminds us we will Someday stand Accountable before God
Even as I say that, can I just confess that recently in particular, I’ve been so convicted of how casual I’ve become with fleeting thoughts or fleeting desires, or even quick, short words that I’ve used that are not pleasing to God, honoring to God, honoring to others. I’ve been convicted that I’ve just passed over those like they’re no big deal, and they’re a huge deal.
Every thought, every desire, every single word that we have is known by God. I want to be sensitive to every thought, desire, and word being pleasing and honoring to Him and to others. So, God, I pray for anybody else who’s in the same boat. Help us think, desire, and speak today in ways that are glorifying to you and good for others.
Luke 12:2–3 Encourages us to Pray for Faithfulness in these Areas
God, we pray that you would help us to think and desire and speak today in such a way that if everything we thought and desired and said was made known to others, that it would be clear we were glorifying you and honoring everyone else. God help us. We need your help. Lord, we are so prone to sin. I’m prone to sin and prone to treat sin like it’s not a big deal when it’s a huge deal.
Jesus, we praise you for paying the price for our sin. We praise you for taking the judgment, do every single one of our sins upon yourself, every single one of them that is an infinite offense to an infinitely holy God. God help us to see sin for what it is and to flee it, to run from it in every way, and particularly in ways that we are prone to think are hidden, that no one else sees or knows when the reality is, you see, and you know.
Praying for the Krymchak People
Oh God, we praise you for the gospel. We pray for the spread of the gospel. Lord, we pray for your forgiveness. God, we pra for your freedom from sin and power over sin among all the nations. We pray specifically for the Krymchak people of Ukraine today. God, we pray that this Jewish people group in Ukraine would be reached with the good news of your grace. That they would hear that we have sinned against you, but you have made the way for all of our sin revealed before you to be covered by the blood of Jesus.
We pray for that good news to spread among all the peoples of the earth, including the Krymchak of Ukraine. Oh God, may we stand before your throne one day and when all of our sins are laid bare to rejoice that they are all covered by your blood.
Lord Jesus, in whose name we pray, according to Luke 12:2–3, amen.