Hiding From God?
When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the things from the servants and put them away in the house. He sent the men away and they left. Then he went in and stood before his master Elisha. "Where have you been, Gehazi?" Elisha asked. "Your servant didn't go anywhere," Gehazi answered. 2 Kings 5:24-25 NIV
Gehazi instantly knew he had done wrong. He took things into his own hands, and it seemed right at the time. But when faced with his sin, he knew he had messed up.
Don’t we know when we blow it? Aren’t there times when you want to trust God, and you know you should trust God, but when the circumstances of life wrap around you, you fall into the trap of doubt? Or, when you repeat that same sin over and over again. Instantly, when you come to grips with yourself, you know you have sinned against God.
In the Old Testament, before the days of grace, men like Gehazi lost big time because of their failure to trust God or because of their disobedience. You and I, because of what Jesus did for us on the cross, are given multiples of chances to get it right. God keeps forgiving us and keeps allowing us to come back under His grace. Gehazi tried to hide his sin from Elisha because he knew he was wrong. What are you involved in today that you would love to hide from God, because you know it to be wrong?
Yes, you are under grace, so you don’t have to fear God’s daily wrath as Gehazi did, but don’t be fooled. God will not be mocked, and your sins will have consequences. Turn to God and turn quickly! Repent and sin no more! Call on the God who forgives and let Him cleanse you of all unrighteousness.
Call so that you might stand before a Holy God with clean hands and hear those words: Well Done, thy good and faithful servant!
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