Hide And Seek With God

Sermons

You can not hide from God, the Bible says that there is not one creature that is not in His sight:

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:13

The Bible says that God’s Eyes are everywhere, they see every good deed and every wicked deed that is happening:

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” Proverbs 15:3

There are no secrets kept from Him either. People may think they can get away with things in private when no one is around but God sees, there is no hiding from Him. God knows everyone’s internet history. God knows everything that goes on behind closed doors and He doesn’t have to search for anything, He sees it right from the beginning. There are no secret stashes of anything that God does not know about.

“2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” Luke 12:2-3

There also is know “keeping anything to yourself” with God, He knows every thought. Abraham’s wife Sarah laughed to herself when she found out she would have a child with Abraham after she was already an old lady. Laughing to oneself does not even really seem like much of anything but God caught it and reminded them of it, even though she denied it God still brought it up to her:

12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 13 And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14 Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh.” Genesis 18:12-15

Even though we can not hide from God He can hide from us and when He decides to do that we will not be able to find Him. This is usually the result of very serious sin.
“Then shall they cry unto the Lord, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.” Micah 3:4
When God decides to hide His face from someone it is assured that all of His blessings and protections hide with Him:

“And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.” Ezekiel 39:23

Anyone who thinks that they are getting away with something, can’t be seen or are hiding something from God is stupid. And anyone who thinks God will be there at their beckon call like a genie in a lamp regardless of how wicked they are living is stupid as well. In a game of Hide and Seek with God there is no question that God wins every time because there is no hiding from Him and He can hide Himself right up to your destruction and death. This is why it is so important to turn to Jesus Christ today for forgiveness of sin and salvation.

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