My Sins are not hid From Thee! by Robert Wise
When are we going to stop trying to fool God? What? You don't think we as Christians are trying to fool God? Well, sad to say, I believe most of us do it on a daily basis and do not even realize it. Why do we not recognize it? Because we have become to used to doing it that trying to fool God has become a second nature to us. By now, I suppose a lot of you are probably thinking, "What kind of nonsense is this?"
Nonsense? NO, not really nonsense, just lack of good common sense. Let me explain.
Let us begin by looking at some Scriptures from the Holy Bible where different individuals tried to fool God only to have it come back upon them by that same God they thought they had fooled. First let's start with Can and Abel.
And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
Now Cain thought he could fool God by saying that he was not responsible for his brother so why should he know anything about him. Cain figured that God would believe him and everything would be just fine. He was so wrong! We see in the next few verses that Cain had fooled no-one, especially not God.
10And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
12When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
Next we take a look at Joseph's brothers.
And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or not
But as we all learned later, Joseph was taken to Egypt where he became a man of High stature and his brothers all had to bow down to him just as Joseph had dreamed.
Now we come to Moses.
And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
Moses thought he could get God to let him off the hook for the job that God had in store for him. But, God was not fooled by Moses's attempts and as we all remember, Moses went on to do what God directed him.
Now we come to Jonah.
But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Once again as we all know.... Jonah was found out and God had him swallowed up by a great fish and was held in the fish's belly for three days and three nights.
Lastly we come to the New Testament where we meet Ananias and Sapphira
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the
Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Again, these two were found out and they fell down dead from their sin.
Now concerning us today, one might ask: "How am I or others trying to fool God?" Simply put..."In many ways", but let me expand a bit. How many times have you sit in a Church pew and paid little attention to what was being said from the Pulpit? How many times have you "God Bless You" to someone and truly meant it or was is just something you have the habit of saying when you hear something good or sweet? How many times have you told someone "I'll be praying for you" and then never once lifted them up to prayer to the Lord? How many times have you known someone who you really should talk to about the Lord but never opened your mouth to them about Him?
You see, like those mentioned above from the Bible, God knows everything we say and do, so who are we really fooling? Every little thing we do is an open book to the Lord and we cannot hide them under any bushel baskets or even under false pretenses or lies. Nothing is hidden from the Lord!
Do any of us have hidden things in our lives we need to have sanctified by the Lord? Is there anything in our lives we need to confess to the Lord before it is too late? Do we have a desire to go through what Joseph, Jonah, Cain, Moses or Ananias and Sapphira went through or do we wish to be clean before a Righteous God?
Think about these things and make your decision. You see it really is up to you! God knows all. You're sins are Not Hid From Him!