26 “Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. 27“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.”
Therefore do not fear them.
The Lord told His apostles not to fear three times in this chapter (vv. 26, 28, 31). Fear hampers people from doing what they should do.
For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.
God will ultimately vindicate Jesus and His followers. The gospel is covered or obscured now, but a day will come when it will be revealed. Enemies of the gospel will use deceptive methods to oppose the gospel. These methods will come to open conflict one day, and then God will resolve the issue.
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.
Jesus communicated with the apostles in private, but they were to speak it in public (housetops were flat). Boldness is necessary for those who proclaim the gospel. Boldness is the opposite of fear.
The gospel calls for fearlessness in gospel presentation.
The overriding purpose for some in the ministry today is to please men and to accommodate their thinking. Culture overcomes message in this approach. Judgment of men towards the gospel should not daunt courageous presentation of the gospel. There will be a day when God sets all things right.