Of God and of the Holy Trinity
Chapter 2, Paragraph 2.
“…in his sight all things are open and manifest,…”
Why do we think we can hide from God?
We laugh at the baby who clasps her hands tight over her face so that we can’t see her. Silly thing! Of course we can see her. Yet she persists, thinking that she can be hidden from the world by shutting it out.
We read the account of Adam and Eve, who after eating the fruit, hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God. “How ridiculous!” we think. “God is everywhere. Didn’t they know that?”
we think we can hide our thoughts, our misdeeds, our sins from God’s sight.
When I delivered my child via c-section, there were many in the operating room who saw parts of me that I prefer only my husband seeing. Through the paralyzing effects of the anesthesia, I was powerless to hide. The doctor made the incision, and my insides were exposed. If humans can see so much of us, how much more can God?
O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from you. -Psalm 69:5 (ESV)
He sees your sin. Don’t try to hide it from Him. Flee to Him for forgiveness.
Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. -Hebrew 4:16 (NASB)
Question to Consider
- Is there anything you are trying to hide from God?