Bless the Lord, O my soul,   
And all that is within me,   
bless His holy name.   
Bless the Lord, O my soul,   
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Secret Or Secretly

            “ for nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Luke 8:17. Secret and hidden are the same Greek word, “kruptos” and is used as an adjective in this verse.  Man may not know secret things or hidden things we have done in our life, but in judgment all will come light, so also found in Matthew 6:18. Eph.5:12, “for it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret”. (kruphe) as an adverb.


            John 19:38, “Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews”. (krupto) use as a verb. There are two other Greek words that are used in Scripture for the word secret. Mark 4:22, “there is nothing hidden (secret) that shall be revealed”. (apokruphos). John 11:28, “she (Martha) went her way and secretly called Mary her sister”. (lathra).


            Paul uses this Greek word in Gal. 2:4, “false brethren was brought in secretly”. King James Version uses the word, “privily”. Vines states this word means, “to bring in beside, unawares, as spies or traitors, to slip, creep in privily. Jude vs. 4, “for certain men have crept in unnoticed who long ago were mark out for this condemnation”.


            Paul and other writers of Gospel are warning those to whom they are writing to beware, because Satan workers are among them, transforming themselves in “angels of light”. II Cor. 11:14. Satan is still at work today. The only way combat Satan and his workers today is by God’s word. If we know his word, those who try to creep in unnoticed or unaware will be found out. Paul in writing to those at Galatia stated in 2:5, of those who secretly came in, “to whom we did not yield submission even for an hour that the truth of the gospel might continue in you”. Does the truth still continue in us today?

 CL Bruner