“And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?…” (Gen. 18:17).
We all have people in our lives who have shared something of significant value with us. At least, to them it was of significant value. We do not always place the same premium upon the shared thing as the one who has shared it because it does not affect us directly. The person sharing it subconsciously knows and understands this, but has made a conscious decision to disclose the secret with us anyway.
This is a true marker of trust within a perceived friendship. However, how we handle this person’s secret determines our value of the person as a real friend. The person may have placed the misnomer of friendship on our interactions because (from our perspective) we may only view this person as an acquaintance or an associate.
The thought to ponder today is, “Do we treat God the same way?” God desires to share His secrets with His people, but who among us can be found to be worthy enough to be called a true ‘friend of God?’ We have a tendency to want to share every ‘good’ thing that God discloses to us with someone else. However, there are times when God never intended for others to know the disclosed thing at the present time. Yet we were undisciplined enough to hold it until the time of manifestation.
Today, we have to ask ourselves, “Can we be trusted with the secrets of God? Are we really friends of God? Or do we look for reasons to appear to be more than we are to impress others? What kind of premium do place upon our relationship with God?” Our answers to these questions will determine whether we are really God’s friend…or are we trying to deceive Him for our own self-serving purposes?