I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, Seek me in vain. I the LORD speak the truth; I declare what is right. -- Isaiah 45:19
Monday, March 23, 2015
Monday Verse of the Day
With a little help from Benadryl, I finally got a decent night’s sleep last night, but I'm still a bubble or two off center, so it's just a VOTD to get back in the groove.
I spent a little time with the five-year-old grandson Sunday, and we played some hide-and-seek. He hid in the same spot every time. We probably need to work on that a little.
Despite what our verse says God does hide Himself. He had chosen to make Himself known to and through the descendants of Abraham. When we were given the revelation of God in Christ, the world was turned upside down – that is, right-side up: I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, Here am I, here am I, to a nation that was not called by my name (Isaiah 65:1). Paul quotes this verse from Isaiah when he speaks of the universal call to salvation in Romans 10.
We seek the God who is seeking us. The best we can do is put ourselves in a position to be found by Him. Maybe that was my grandson’s idea. He didn’t want to make it too hard. His delight was less in evading my search than in being discovered. Perhaps some of the wisdom of heaven remains with him.