Sometimes it is wise to keep things hidden
Acts 23:22 “The commander dismissed the young man with this warning: ‘Don’t tell anyone that you have reported this to me.’”
Not every healing should be shouted from the rooftops: ‘Don’t tell anyone…’ Matthew 8:4
Some divine encounters need to be kept hidden until later: ‘Don’t tell anyone…’ Matthew 17:9
The commander didn’t want his own plan to be discovered by the Jews: “Don’t tell anyone…”
It is not just the enemy who has a hidden agenda, we also can have one.
The bigger picture is important. Make sure you can see it. It is not just about now, but it is what you do now that will affect the future.
It is important to protect the present so that there is a tomorrow.
The story of Christmas is God hiding in the smallness, insignificance, a hidden agenda.
Let us copy Him more. .