Privacy can be defined as one’s independence from being observed or being disturbed. Privacy extends to an expectation of the secrecy of one’s personal information.
Today, with the open use of the internet and the wholesale gathering of personal information, have we lost any privacy in our lives?
In the Bible, Luke 12:2–3 declares:
Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed or hidden that will not be known. Therefore, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. (English Standard Version)
Does this mean we have no opportunity for privacy? Can we trust in God to protect? Certainly. Proverbs 18:10–12 says:
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination. Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
When all seems lost, we are told we can trust God as our protection and refuge.