Sunday, August 8, 1999

Nothing is Hidden from God

"Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?" (Isaiah 29:15)

How many times in our lives have we fooled ourselves with this lie, "Who can see me? Who will know?" I've fallen prey to that foolish logic one time too many in my life already. In all honesty, Christ's perfect life is not easy to imitate. The road he walked is usually too difficult for my mortal body to want to follow. But that's no excuse for laziness. Many times when I fall into sin or temptation it's because I've strayed from God's word.

The main reason I created this site was twofold: 1) To share my love for Christ with others and 2) To overcome my resistance to read the bible. For most of my life, reading the bible has been as painful as pulling teeth. With this site, I'm now forced to open the bible at least once a week (outside of church) and type out all the verses for the week. Even if no hits were registered on "Frank's World", I'd still take joy, because for the first time in my life, I'm actively reading the bible.

It is through reading the bible that internal change takes place. It might take years to ever realize that change has occurred, but believe me, it does. When it does, it becomes a lot harder to question "Who can see me? Who will know?" and a lot easier to state "God can see me! He will know!"