Naked and Exposed

A devotional presented at my local community Lenten Services.

Hebrews 4:13 (New Living Translation)
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.

I have been reading this week Timothy Keller’s recent book on marriage. One of the things that he points out, which anyone who has ever been married already knows, is that one of the deepest challenges of marriage is having to live in such close proximity to someone for perpetuity.

The challenge of that arrangement is that the individual’s spouse sees them for all that they really are. When we are friends or even dating someone, we can put on our best. We can be for that person what they want us to be to them. But once the freedom to walk away for the night or for the weekend and go to our own space is taken away, when we are in such close proximity to another person for such a long duration, our best façades fall apart.

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