Ever had a person tell you something and then say, “Don’t tell anyone”? Then a few days later someone else tells you the same secret and says, “don’t tell anyone.” You begin to wonder how many people know this secret.
Jesus told parables to crowds which left many wondering about their meanings. Later Jesus explained them to his close disciples. In old testament times, God directed His people to share the sayings they learned. To relate the history of the Red Sea crossing. To explain what happened in Egypt with Pharoah. He wanted His precepts and commandments passed on to their descendants.
“I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old. Which we have heard and known and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but we will tell to the generation to come the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonderful works that He has performed.” Psalm 78:2-4
No longer does the Lord keep the truth to Himself. He has given us His written word and the Living Word–Jesus Christ–to share with all the world. The Gospel is good news. It’s simple to understand. All that Christ did and is doing in our lives is important to share with others. We each know praiseworthy deeds of the Lord. Each day He provides for us. He guides us. He sustains us. What keeps us from sharing that good news with others? Christ is still at work in our lives; why do we guard it as if it is a secret? selahV