THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Mom came into the kitchen, and there was little Billy eating cookies.
She took the cookie away, put up the cookie jar, and said,
”Billy, you know you’re not supposed to eat the cookies unless I tell you it’s ok!
You can’t hide it. God can see you.”
Next day, Mom came into the kitchen, and Billy was under the table.
You guessed it – eating cookies again!
Mom said, “Billy, you know God can see you!”
Billy, “No He couldn’t, Mom. I was under the table!”
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Believing that God does not see our sin is being as foolish as little Billy hiding under the table.
"Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to Whom we must give account" (Hebrews 4:13).
It is foolish to think we can hide anything from God.
Let us ask God to uncover and lay bare before OUR eyes the interior of our heart.
Ask Him to make known the secret areas of sin: selfishness, pride, hidden motives, lack of prayer,
lack of Bible study, failure to tell others about Jesus.
God already knows.
But we need to examine ourselves in His presence so we can truly see!
"Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves" (2 Corinthians 13:5).
Failure to genuinely examine self in the presence of God leads to empty lives.
It leads to “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:” (2Timothy 3:5)
In order to live in God’s presence with honesty, we need to know our strengths and weaknesses.
Let us do as the Psalmist, and ask God to “search our hearts” and reveal to us who we really are!
THEN, He can “lead us in the way everlasting!”
God can transform us more as we see and confess our secret sins.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)