“So what was her secret?” Having written a book called Kalyn’s Secret, I am often asked this question.
Kalyn and I have developed a 20 second answer, a 60 second answer, and a 30 minute answer to that question. We can easily supply the one appropriate to the situation.
But most of our questioners are not as concerned with Kalyn’s former secrets as they are with their own personal secrets. I often see a change in their countenances as they dare to ask us for help.
Secrets. Secrets. Secrets. I’ve heard story after story of a double-life that began as a whirlwind of adventure, but ended with a tornado of destruction.
We are so easily enticed into a secret sin. It seems so delightful, so irresistible. “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!” Proverbs 9:17
One young man told me about his secret as I was visiting with him in the back of a meeting. He had been up at night and involved in unclean things. His parents never knew.
But now his heart was horrified knowing that one day his secret would be told…to grieving parents unaware…and to a sweet young bride who would need to hear of his past.
“Why, oh why did I ever give in to the lure of darkness?” his heart cried.
“You must keep it secret,” our tempter/deceiver whispers in our ears. “No one will ever know.”
No! I will not keep or participate in secrets. I am a child of the light. My Father and I shout all our news for all to hear. No shame. No fear. No worry.
So back away, devil. Your secrets are not mine anymore!
Let’s take 30 seconds to meditate on this verse: “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!” Proverbs 9:17
Wisdom Wednesday posts are inspired by a verse from the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the posting date.