Hebrews 4:13 – [13] And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Secrets. Who doesn’t have them? Most people have things about their past, their present, their temptations, their sins, their thoughts, their emotions, their inner turmoils … that we would be horrified to know someone had discovered. The thought of exposure is terrifying. What if your thoughts for just one day were put on You-Tube? Would you lose friends? Would you be embarrassed? Would you be disinherited? Could you ever leave your house again?

This verse from Hebrews 4 reminds us that there is one who knows all about us and could, if He so desired, make everything about us known to the world. But it is not the world that we need to worry about. God already knows. He knows that desire, that thought, that secret sinful pleasure, that corner of the heart that you want reserved for yourself. He knows what tempts you, angers you, frustrates you. He knows what you are like more than you do. How should we respond to such things?

First of all, be dumbstruck. What kind of being is it that can know such things? It is beyond us to fathom one of whom it is true. But if I were the only one God could say verse 13 about that would be amazing enough. But this verse is true of God for everyone on the planet, all 7,000,000,000 of us. This is why some people reject the whole concept of God entirely. To believe that there is one who knows what 7,000,000,000 are thinking and intending and doing is too incredible to even begin to be able to believe. The other response is this: God is magnificent beyond imagination. We whisper a prayer and He hears it and the same time we whisper it there are countless millions who are praying at the same time and He gives them all His undivided attention while seeing to it that the world continues to orbit around the sun and the sun continues to shine. While He is here in my room with me He is also three billion light years away on the back side of some far flung moon enjoying what He has made.

Secondly, know that the God who knows everything about you will never be surprised at your sins or temptations and loves you all the same. Now there is real love. Marriages break up because some deep dark secret that one of the spouses was keeping came out into the open. “I thought I knew you” is the oft repeated comment. God already knows all about you. And He loves you all the same. That is truly stunning.

Thirdly, know that He who rewards the faithful and every work done for Him will not neglect anything. He knows your heart and He knows that you really are seeking to do good for His glory. He will leave no good unrewarded.

Fourthly, He knows what you are up against. You need never take revenge. God is your Protector and He will deal with those who hurt His children in ways that are far better than you can do. Trust Him to do it right. He knows.

Fifthly, only a God who knows all can deal with all your sins. Jesus has paid for them all. He knows what you have done and He has fixed it.

Sixthly, if you have not come to Christ know that He knows every sin and every act. He will be just and not miss a single one. That should send you fleeing to Him for mercy because you have sinned every day of your life. How many times have you taken His name in vain? How much selfishness, lying, greed, immoral thinking, immoral acts, … have there been? He knows them all and He will judge them all. Flee to Him who knows and be forgiven before it is too late.