Daily Devotional for Tuesday October 10, 2017

Scripture:

Jeremiah 23:24 (NASB) “Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?” declares the Lord. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the Lord.

Observation:

 A good finish carpenter can hide a screw hole so that no one knows it there. For years, I hid my anger from most people. Only those close enough, those I was supposed to love, would see the angry side of my life. No matter how well I hid it from the outside world, God knew and so did I. Today's scripture talks of our Lord asking a simple question, "Where can a man hide himself so that He doesn't see us?" Many times, we do things… things that we think no one will ever notice or call us out on. To be honest, some of those things are sin. Falling short of what we know is right, what we know will honor God, we think that we can hide it. The reality is that God sees all and knows all. If we think we are fooling Him, we are sadly mistaken. There is something more to this. If we are truly sorry for what we did, there is forgiveness. I have been forgiven more times than I can count and more times than I deserve. We just have to stop hiding our sin and confess it before Him. Think about it, where can we run where He doesn't see us and know? It's time to come clean.  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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