12 Meanwhile, when the crowd gathered by the thousands, so that they trampled on one another, he began to speak first to his disciples, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees, that is, their hypocrisy. 2 Nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed from the housetops.
In this passage we are told there where thousands listening to Jesus at this time but that Jesus spoke specifically to the disciples – He warns them about being hypocritical like the Pharisees & gives them (me) 4 contrasts;
Jesus is telling them/me to beware! Am I going to be one thing in public or at church and someone quite different at home or in secret? Am I going to walk the walk or just talk or look like I do? I think Jesus is empathic in His warning as He knows that sin and the fear of man are very strong sways for all of us not just the Pharisees. I’d like to think that there is no Pharisee in me but Jesus knows my heart.
Lord Jesus, help me to walk in your light, that there would be nothing secret, dark, covered or whispered in my heart and life that would be dishonouring and hypocritical to you.
Written by Suzie Hodgson