Are you hiding from God? Are you hiding something from your wife or husband, family, Pastor, friends?
Do not fear, for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin. Exodus 20:20
In other words, “do not fear, because God has come to see if His fear is before you.” This may sound like Moses was contradicting himself, but in reality he was differentiating between being scared of God and having a reverential fear of the Lord. The difference is that the person who is scared of God has something to hide—–for example, the way Adam and Eve acted in the Garden of Eden after their disobedient act. They hid from the presence of the Lord because they had sinned and thought they could hoodwink God by hiding. You cannot hoodwink God Almighty!
The person who fears God has nothing to hide. Are you hiding anything from God today? From your wife or husband, From your family?From your Pastor? From your Church family? From your Boss? From your friends?
As I travel and counsel many people I find that many are fearful, they have plenty of fear stored up, that then turns into anger in a lot of cases. Too many become fearful of God, their spouse, and their Pastor.
He or she who fears God has nothing to hide, in fact they are scared to be away from God! Can you even imagine what it would be like, being away from God? King David had a HOLY FEAR OF GOD but still ran toward Him and said, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you” Psalm 139: 23-24
I pray this day that you have nothing to hide! I pray that you live in the arms of our Lord! That you have a personal relationship with Him. In Jesus name, Amen.