Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hidden!

 10Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
 11And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
 12Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
 13Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.
 14For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. 

Hidden!

We have all heard the saying, "What you don't know won't hurt you," but is that really true? We must remember that the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is hidden from the ungodly. How else could they live their lives with no fear?

There is no fear of God in their eyes, for they say, "It does not matter what we do, for even if there is a God, how does He know what we do and say? God does not care what man does; He has no knowledge of our secret plans."

It is not hard to understand why they think such things. After all, their life is a life of ease and prosperity. Dwelling on such things can certainly cause great discouragement for the Godly. However, just a little careful thought helps us to realize that the wicked are in a very dangerous position. They do not understand their state before God, but we do!

With that knowledge comes responsibility. It is the responsibility of every Christian to take the knowledge of God to the wicked, remembering that before we came to Christ, we, too, were one of the wicked! Who shared Christ with us? Who prayed that God would open our eyes to understand our need of Christ?

The psalmist continued by stating,
Verily I have cleaned my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
Indeed, we may seem to be plagued every morning, but praise God that He uses such things to keep us close to Him! Without the constant reminders of our daily need of Christ, we would soon forget the Lord and bask in the pleasures of the world. 

By the grace of God, the Gospel was not hidden from us. Therefore, let us, also by the grace of God, seek to pray for the wicked and look for ways to spend ourselves for Christ that His Gospel will be made known to them. 

In closing, I pray that the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is not hidden to you! Go to Christ; He, alone, holds the key to everlasting life; He will save you now!

God Bless You,
Linda

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