Hide And Seek
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Watching the evil and the good [in all their endeavors]. Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the abyss, the place of eternal punishment) lie open before the Lord— How much more the hearts and inner motives of the children of men. (AMP)
One of the most popular games that almost every child has played is hide and seek. While one child closes his/her eyes and counts to 10, the other children go hide themselves in different places in hopes of not being found.
As adults we tend to play the same game, but at a more sophisticated level. Instead of hiding our physical bodies, we tend to hide other things like: jealousy, animosity, lustful thoughts, bad habits, inappropriate relationships and other behaviors, the true motives behind our actions and words. In short, we try to hide those things which go against the character and nature of God…our sin.
More often than not, we “win” the game of hide and seek with people. But we forget that we can never win with God. This Proverb reminds us that God sees everything…everything…every motive, thought, feeling, every inclination of our hearts. There is no hiding place with God; He sees it all.
Are you hiding something from people and think you’re hiding from God? Or have you just forgotten about Him all together? Come clean with God. He already knows what’s right about you and what’s wrong about you. And since He has your best interest in mind, He will lead you down a path that will put you in right standing with Him according to His specific plan for your life. You “win” when you are found by Him and walk with Him.