There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil. This will take place on the day when God will judge men’s secrets through Jesus Christ.
Romans 2:9, 16
God’s kindness leads us to repentance (2:4), but people’s stubbornness and unrepentant heart is leading them to that terrible day when God’s wrath will be fully revealed against everything that is opposed to Him. God will give to every person according to what they have done – whether good or bad – but more than that, God will judge men’s secrets. Secrets, by nature, are not known by others. They are secrets. God knows them, however, each and every one. He will judge people’s deeds as well as their secrets.
I need to have no secrets! I belong to the day and am a son of light – so everything in my life needs to be out and visible. Having no secrets is having integrity. I am able to be the same in public as I am in private. This is the way to live because it’s all the same to God. There’s no dividing wall with Him and He is going to judge it all. Thankfully His kindness leads me to repentance. I can repent from all things that are not of Him. God’s forgiveness and grace clears the record and I’m righteous because of Jesus.
Father, I have no secrets from You. Search my heart and see if there is any offensive way in me. Make me like Jesus, I pray in His Name… amen!