What Do You Do in the Dark?

Today’s Reading – Ezekiel 8 – 9

Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. (Ezekiel 8:12)

In our passage today Ezekiel is sitting in his house in Babylon along with the elders of Israel, when suddenly God appears to Him and reveals to him the extent of the idolatry among the people of God. God shows Ezekiel what the people were doing when they thought that no one else was looking. The people didn’t think that even God could see them when they were in their own little wicked world.

I got to thinking about some of the things God’s people do today when they think no one is watching. Let’s go even deeper: what are some of the things that we think about? What are we watching? What do we do in the dark? The Bible tells us that our hearts are desperately wicked, yet God knows all about our hearts. Nothing is veiled from Him: He sees it all. There is not a thought, motive, or an action that escapes the eyes of God. We may think that nobody knows the real us, but God knows us better than we know ourselves.

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

I think that if we could ever get hold of the fact that God is really watching and listening all the time, it would help us to keep our thoughts and actions pure. But the thought that really boggles my mind is that even though He knows me, He still loves me; and I don’t even like myself most of the time. Let’s pray and work to not only clean up our outward actions; but also our inward thoughts. Besides, the outward actions always follow the inward thoughts anyway.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)

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Gary Geiger
Gary Geiger
13 years ago

Love is……….

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