God is open and plainly shares truth with us. God has given us good news and made it known without hiding what he has done. God is generous to us in pouring the reality of his truth down on us. We cannot walk away just because times get tough, and people make fun of us. There are times I want to, but I’ve come too far to stop now.
Because God is open, we can be open. God’s goal for us is to avoid playing games and wearing a mask to hid who we really are in him. We keep everything out in the open. We are willing to let others see the truth so they can make their own minds up and accept Jesus the Messiah and our Master.
Since God has so generously let us in on what he is doing, we’re not about to throw up our hands and walk off the job just because we run into occasional hard times. We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.
2 Corinthians 4:1-2