Hiding from God - Daily Bread

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The Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" – Genesis 3:13

Two brothers were extremely mischievous and their parents were at their wits’ end. So they asked their pastor to talk with the boys.

The pastor sat the younger one down first. He wanted him to think about God, so he started the conversation by asking, "Where is God?" The boy didn’t respond, so he repeated the question in a stern tone. Again he gave no answer. Frustrated, the pastor shook his finger in the boy’s face and shouted, "Where is God?!"

The boy bolted from the room, ran home, and hid in his closet. His brother followed him and asked, "What happened?" The younger boy replied, "We’re in big trouble now. God is missing, and they think we did it!"

Sounds a bit like Adam and Eve, who were filled with guilt and tried to hide from God (Genesis 3:10). They had known the Lord’s close fellowship, but now they were afraid to face Him. God pursued them, though, and asked, "What is this you have done?" Instead of repenting, Adam blamed God and Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent.

How do we respond when we’ve sinned against God? Do we hide, hoping He won’t notice? If we are His, He’ll pursue us. The wisest choice is to come out of our hiding place, confess our sin, and have our fellowship restored. – Anne Cetas

Heavenly, Father, forgive me for trying to hide from You. I confess my sins and ask for Your forgiveness. Help me own up to my wrongs and not let anything come between You and me. Amen.


READ: Genesis 3:7-13


Sin brings fear; confession brings freedom.

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2 comments:

tina said...

but it's the humans who should pursue God right? not the other way around.. I mean we are HIS and all that there could ever be. He is GOD after all..

and even before one confess... GOD knows what you did.

dont mind me. Have a great day and Be Blessed.

Kyels said...

Sin will always bring fear but at the end of day, we'll admit to it and pursue God to seek for His blessings.