Hiding From God
Daily Bible Reading – Genesis 29,30; Luke 12
Today’s Key Passage – Luke 12:1-12
When I was a kid, I used to play hide and seek. Looking back now, it seems like a pretty boring game, but at the time, it was the best thing in the world. There was something about finding that perfect hiding spot where we just knew no one would ever find us that was a lot of fun. I can remember the rush of adrenaline that I would get when the “seeker” first started the countdown. In that moment, you knew that soon enough you would hear “ready or not here I come” and at that point, you had better already be in your spot. I also remember the anticipation I would feel while hiding – waiting for the “seeker” to find me. The problem with hide and seek, though, was that no matter how good you were at hiding, you were always found. It might take some time, but eventually one of two things would inevitably happen – either the “seeker” would find you or you would get so tired of hiding that you would come out of your perfect hiding spot and reveal yourself.
When we get older, we stop playing hide and seek. Many of us, however, still try to hide sometimes. Some people try to hide truths from loved ones. Others try to hide their true motives from their friends and neighbors. Still others might even try to hide crimes from the authorities. In all of these cases, whether we know it or not, we are essentially trying to hide from God. Obviously, playing hide and seek with an all-knowing and all-powerful God is not really a good idea. God knows all that we do. He sees all that we do. Even if we do not like to be reminded of it, God has seen all of our lowest points in life. He has been with us through every victory and through every sin. If there are any areas of your life that you are trying to hide from God, rest assured that he already knows about them. Just like in the childhood game of hide and seek, the Seeker will always prevail in the end. He will either find you right where you are hiding, or you will eventually get so tired of hiding that you will come out and reveal yourself to Him. Instead of trying to hide from Him, come out of your hiding place now. Confess what you have been hiding to Him and ask for His forgiveness, which he always freely gives to us. Then instead of trying to live a life of hiding, you can live under the umbrella of his peace.
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Posted on January 12, 2014, in 03 - Luke and tagged Backsliding, Bible, Christian, Daily Bible, Daily Devotional, God, God's Character, Grace, Jesus, Questioning God, Religion, Repentance, Sin. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.