"Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, you are there. If I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there" - Psalms 139:7-8
When lust, violence or evilness is all a person has on their mind, it will blind the eyes from realizing that the eyes of God are open to all they are doing, whether it is good or bad. When David slept with Bathsheba a married woman, he secretly planned the death of her husband. After this act of violence was carried out, God sent Nathan a prophet to him with a message.
“Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon” – II Samuel 12:9
When Nathan confronted David with this message from God, he didn’t deny it, but instead repented of his sin.
“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions” – Psalm 51:1
He took advantage of the opportunity to get his relationship with God right. And this is the encouragement for any professing believer in Christ who is doing secret acts of violence or any deed of ungodliness, and think God does not see it.
Grace and mercy says, “Get Out Now Before It’s Too Late!” Repent and get your relationship right with God! Then start living in the light of Christ, so that the world can see the gospel at work in you. Walk in the presence of our Living and Holy God in such a way that will honor and glorify God.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.