January 16, 2024

Psalm 139:7-12  (HCSB)
7 Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.  9 If I live at the eastern horizon or settle at the western limits,  10 even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will be night” — 12 even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.

Pastor HD Jones
David is overwhelmed that he cannot escape God’s presence which is a great comfort, but the flesh in all of us wants to hide our secret sins. That ’s why we go to great lengths to cover our tracks but God, in His infinite love for us, will always uncover what we try to hide.  Where can you go to escape God’s Spirit?  Where can you hide those shameful things?  Maybe if I just think about it and don’t act; maybe if I delete my website history; or maybe if I go out of town then I can hide from God.  I have only been to Disneyland, CA (2,000 miles) twice in my life and both times I ran into people that were members of Temple Baptist Church.  Not that I was planning on sinning at the “happiest place in the world” but dang, I always have people watching.  More importantly God is always with me and He promises never to leave me… even when I’m trying to escape His presence.  While my flesh wants to run away, I’m so glad that I can’t outrun God.  He walks with me even when it hurts Him.  What a Savior!!!

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