You spread out our sins before you—our secret sins—and you see them all. – Psalm 90:8


Secret sins will always be exposed in the light of God’s presence. Judas thought he would make a profit by selling the knowledge of Christ’s whereabouts for thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-16).

The sin of the love of money (1 Timothy 6:10) has deceived millions into living only for this life. Moses instructed Israel, “Teach us to make the most of our time, so that we may grow in wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). A person who makes the most of his time understands the brevity of life. That person knows that soon our days, like our money, will be expended.

What are thirty pieces of silver in the light of eternity? Where is Judas’s money now? After Judas threw it into the temple, the priests collected it and used it to buy the field where Judas hanged himself. Where is Ananias and Sapphira’s money? Their greed bought them an early death (Acts 5). Where is Felix’s money? Felix kept asking Paul to come and speak to him in hopes of getting a bribe, but he never succeeded (Acts 24:26).

We must be so careful to keep our financial dealings open, clean, and eternal in value. The truth is, eighty years of life is not a very long time (Psalm 90:10).


You spread out our sins before you—our secret sins—and you see them all. – Psalm 90:8




And Jerusalem will be conquered and trampled down by the Gentiles until the age of the Gentiles comes to an end. – Luke 21:24

Jesus saw a terrible scene coming to Jerusalem in the not-too-distant future. He saw the Roman legions invading Jerusalem and completely destroying it in A.D. 70. Josephus, the Jewish historian, reported that more than one million Jews died during this invasion, thousands of them by crucifixion outside of Jerusalem. The city was so leveled that a plow was pulled across it from side to side. David also foretold this horrible event: “You have renounced your covenant with him, for you have thrown his crown in the dust. You have broken down the walls protecting him and laid in ruins every fort defending him” (Psalm 89:39-40).

The price for rejecting truth is high, and history, unfortunately, is strewn with the wreckage of civilizations that did just that. Joshua told the Israelites that if they forsook the Lord, He would turn against them, bring disaster on them, and make an end of them (Joshua 24:20). God gives a season of opportunity to repent, but then, like a potter fashioning his pot, He destroys the vessel and makes another.

Determine to be like Joshua, who said, “But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). History will prove you right!

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