“The woman, fearing and trembling, knowing
what had happened to her, came and fell down
before Him and told Him the whole truth.”
Nothing is hidden from “the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Heb. 4:13). All things are open and naked. This woman was conscious of this fact, so she told Him the whole truth. This confession brought her heart peace and she went away happy. The only real secret of peace lies in the unburdening of the heart to God.
Acts 5 records the story of two who “kept back” that which they professed before man to have given to God (v. 2). Man might have taken it as the whole truth, but not so God. The result of this deceit was death.
First John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Lord, help me to be honest and open before You.
According to Your Word