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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wasted Energy

Some parts of the Western United States are flat and treeless. A young woman from West Texas told me she ran away when she was a teenager, but the attempt failed. She said she was gone from home three days but her mother could still see her.

Jonah foolishly thought he could run away from God when God commanded him to go to in Nineveh and preach against its wickedness (Jonah 1:1:1-3), but he was mistaken. He simply wasted his energy, because God still saw him. No one can run and hide where God cannot see him. Psalm 139:7–12 makes this fact clear. Those who fear God’s all-seeing eyes may wish they could alter this fact, but those who value God’s care and guidance cherish it.

It is wise to run to God rather than from God and to run to do His will rather than run to avoid it.

1 comment:

Dani Joy said...

Oh so true! Oh that we would do this at every turn! We have a couple who had been so faithful and such a blessing attending our mission but who have just lost a mother. They have turned away. It´s saddening us. We call and visit to no avail. They say they are not turning away from God but they have turned away from church. Isn´t this related?
I finally add your blog to mine.
We have appreciated you and your wife for so many years!
Thank you for your great devotionals. Praise the Lord for your wise insight.