Rom 2:16 says that “God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ.” Ecc 12:14 says, “God shall being every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” How is it possible that God can judge the secret things? God will judge the secrets of men:
Because he sees everything – Prov 15:3 – “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” He sees the good secrets. Matt 6:3-4, “when thou doest thine alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be done in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” He sees the bad secrets. Jer 23:24 “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.”
Because he hears everything – Ps 139:4 – “there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.” He hears it before it comes out of your mouth, while it’s still in your tongue. Look at the context from Ps 139:1-12. He hears the good things. Prov 15:29 “he heareth the prayer of the righteous.” Matt 6:6 “when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to the Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” He hears the bad things. Matt 12:36, “every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
Because he knows everything – Ps 44:21 “he knoweth the secrets of the heart.” He knows the good things. Jn 21:15-17, “Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.” He knows the bad things. Ps 90:8 “Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.”
The Lord knows who are his. 2 Tim 2:19 “The Lord knoweth them that are his.” And he knows the ones that are not his. Jn 6:64 “Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.”
Conclusion: If you have some secret sin going on, you should pray, Ps 19:12 “cleanse thou me from secret faults.” And if you aren’t saved, you must get saved. You may be able to put on a good show like Judas Iscariot. When the Lord said one of you will betray me, none of the disciples knew who it was. John even asked, “Lord, who is it?” They didn’t know; but the Lord knew Judas didn’t believe. And he knows whether you believe. You’re not hiding anything from him. Rom 2:16 he’ll judge your secret by Jesus Christ according to the gospel. Will you believe him today?