The little child buries his face in the blanket, thinking no one in the hide and seek game can see the rest of him. We’re older and wiser now. We can hide much better than that, so we think.
Lately I’ve been asking God to help me understand what holiness means. I was totally unprepared for the depth of sin that lies in my heart. I thought if I dealt with the big sins, the little ones would take care of themselves, or that they didn’t matter as much. My relationship with The Lord is pretty good, so I shouldn’t have to sweat the little stuff.
Wrong. The scriptures says that “the heart of man is wicked and deceitful above all things.” Once a sin is revealed to us, we are required to deal with it. Like the child that thought no one could see him, we are totally wrong if we think our bad attitudes are hidden from God. Yes even our attitudes are under the scrutiny of God.
I once had an employee that told me “as long as I do my job properly, I don’t have to have a good attitude about it.” I promptly fired him.
As the layers of sin were peeled back, I saw the wickedness in my own heart. Much of what I say to others is to make myself look good.
I have a friend who doesn’t seem to have a self centered bone in her body. She’s just nice to the core. I’m certain though, that her husband has discovered otherwise. Beneath a thin veneer of niceness, lies a world of things God would like to help us deal with. That’s why we need a Savior.
12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.