Can You be Trusted with Keys?


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Luke 11:52 (KJV): “Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.”

COMMENTARY: One sign of your trustworthiness as a manager or employee is your possession of workplace keys. Keys to your facility, a company vehicle, equipment or machinery, special rooms or files. In today’s high-tech world, keys also come in the form of keypad codes, ID cards with magnetic strips or chips, user names and passwords.

When those who are in authority grant you access, they are trusting that you will be honest, diligent and responsible with this access. It is an honor and a privilege, not a right.  

APPLICATION: The Lord is The Key of all true knowledge. Jesus is The Key to salvation. As a Christ-follower, you have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside, giving you supernatural understanding of His Word.

1) Are you taking full advantage of this access to divine knowledge?

2) Are you helping or hindering others from accessing this knowledge?

3) Are you trustworthy with the “keys to the Kingdom?”

4) Are you faithfully conveying the simple Good News, that salvation (access into His Kingdom) is a free gift by His Amazing Grace, or are you frustrating the grace of God by adding works to saving grace?

Let us be careful, faithful key holders in all we do, for the Lord’s sake.

Joyfully yours,


For Further Exploration

For further exploration about Psalms 55:22 (KJV),read Book 2 (Psalms 42–72) from the Theology of Work Bible Commentary.