“For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.”
– Luke 12:2-3
Outwardly, the religious leaders were for God, but inwardly, they were against Him. It was not that they intentionally hated the Lord, they still believed in God. However, they had strayed far from Him and were disobedient to His Word. They left their first love, and nothing they were doing was hidden, although they thought it was. One accusation against the Pharisees was that they were just like their forefathers. They were like them in many ways, not much had changed.
Remembering back to Ezekiel’s words, we see a perfect example of the dark and hidden being exposed in the light. The twenty-five priests, including the High Priest, were worshiping the sun, although they were told not to through the law given by Moses. They were conducting these ceremonies within the inner sanctuary of the Temple. They were worshiping other gods on Jehovah’s holy ground and thought they could not be seen. God knew and it was exposed when the prophet was instructed to peek through the hole and observe their sin.
The Bible tells us that God is a jealous God and that He will not share us with anything else. As Christ-followers, the Lord will not share us with sin, and it must be dealt with. In our day, we cannot be one way on social media or before others and the polar opposite within the four walls of our home. That is hypocrisy. This is what Jesus was speaking to the Pharisee about then and what He speaks to His church today.
There is nothing hidden from Jesus. He desires to restore and requires holiness. When we are in habitual sin, the Holy Spirit will convict us if we are His, and we need to listen and repent. When we think we are getting away with something, we deceive ourselves. Jesus will eventually bring an Ezekiel that may peek into holes in our lives where they see the soul. If we do not deal with sin between God and us, there will come a moment when it is displayed for everyone to see. Repent and get right with Jesus today, He is the only One you have sinned against and the only One that can restore.
“For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned…”
– Psalm 51:3-4