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NOTHING HIDDEN

OBADIAH 6

“Oh how Esau will be searched, And his hidden treasures searched out!”

Having a hiding spot for special things is nothing new. A lot of people do. I had a spot in my bedroom when I was growing up where I hid some stuff I didn’t want my brother or sisters to bother. As far as I know, they never found that spot. Hmmm, I wonder if that spot still has stuff hidden in it.

Esau, if you didn’t know this, was the father of the Edomites. He was Jacob’s brother but separated from Jacob upon Jacob’s return. That separation led to the separate people group of the Edomites. These relatives of the Israelites had waged war against their brothers and treated them horribly, thus the judgment against them. Now all they had was being searched out and taken.

APPLICATION

Listen, my friends, there is nothing hidden from the eyes of God. You can’t find a hiding place so good that He can’t see what you are hiding. You can’t sneak around good enough to disguise your sins from Him. He sees all and knows all. So, if you are playing that game with God, you are going to lose.

Hidden sins only get worse the longer they stay hidden. They tend to grow like yeast does when it is applied to the bread mixture. That stuff just expands and spreads and before you know it, there’s a mess. Why do you think yeast is referred to as sin in the Scriptures so many times?

I gave up a long time ago trying to hide my sins from the all-knowing God. What I discovered is when I stopped hiding and started confessing, things got a lot better. I didn’t have to make up stories or create excuses. I learned to just confess sin as sin. That was so freeing. If you haven’t done that today, stop whatever you are doing and make things right.

Thank You, Lord, for cleansing me. I know I cannot hide anything from You. I want to be an open book.

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