23 Feb God – Keeper of Secrets
Do you have some deep dark secret? Do you live in fear that someone will find out and tell? Are you worried that this blight on your character will become common knowledge and you will be socially shamed? I wish I could assure you that will never happen. But what I can assure you is that God will never be the gossip or the tattletale. In Romans 10:11 Paul quotes Isaiah in telling us, “Everyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.” Phew. Isn’t it great to be a Christian? God is a keeper of secrets. As a matter of fact He keeps them so well He even chooses to never think of them. They are blotted out.
If you haven’t read Romans 10 recently I would encourage you to try it today. There are some other gems waiting for you. Verse 13 is grand. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Paul quoted that from the Book of Joel. Joel is not a book we often reference when speaking about forgiveness and salvation. We might even be tempted to think Paul used it out of context. However, once Paul has referenced it, we are certainly able to do so.
Romans 10 is part of Paul’s concern about his people and their continued rejection of Jesus as the Messiah. He goes on in chapter 11 to tell us God, in His power and wisdom, will find a way to save them and we might not understand how He does it but He is God and His love is unbounded. His judgments are unsearchable and we do not want to be like the prodigal son’s brother and resent the Father’s love. We also are partakers of mercy.