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A Daily Devotion for Thursday , March 14

1Timothy 5:24-25

The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgement ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever.

I am not sure of a larger meaning of these verses, in the context of the chapter. What seems apparent is the teaching that we cannot hide our sins and keep them a secret from God. We may be able to keep them a secret from our friends and family for some time, but not from God. Likewise, God sees the good that we do, even in secret. Our good deeds are known to God, and that is all that matters.

Holy Lord, I have no secrets from you. You see all of my actions and know my thoughts. I cannot hide my true self from you. And yet, you love me? That is the most amazing part. Amen

Becky, transforming

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1 Timothy 5:24-25

Nothing can be hidden from God, nothing. Not our sins or our good deeds. There are no secrets from Him. However, we live in a society that tells us to be sure to let everyone know of our accomplishments—toot our own horn, so to speak. Some are happy to do this. It is not necessary as the only one who matters already knows.

Prayer: Gracious God, Thank you for your wise words that guide our behavior. Amen


Thursday, March 14th, 2024

1 Timothy 5:24-25

The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden.

I think this scripture relates more to the specific and crucial roles of leadership in the churches. Do not hastily appoint people to roles of leadership. Study the character of these people in advance of such a serious matter. Paul makes it clear in these two verses that our good or bad actions will catch up with us. The sins of the wicked will catch up with them. And the good deeds of the righteous will not be hidden.…


Mar 14

1Timothy 5:24-25

Some people can be secretive about bad things they have done rather successfully, with only those who they may have hurt knowing and choosing to keep the secret. On the other end of this spectrum are the people who seem to take credit for every good thing that happens around them. I am reminded of two quotations in this regard.

Harry Truman said, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

Indira Gandhi said, “There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Be in the first group. There is less competition there.”

The bottom line from the Christian point of view…

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