Bible Ballistics: BBs #139 Hide or Seek???
We all remember playing “Hide and Seek”, where someone was ‘it’ and everyone else hid, waiting for ‘it’ to seek them. The hidden players tried to make it back ‘home’ before ‘it’ could find and tag them. Many fun hours of child’s play but God isn’t playing “Hide and Seek”, He is looking for YOU:
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10
God sent Jesus to find and deliver us from the power of ‘sin’ and Satan—the soul thief:
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
“They” who are hiding can be found—they can have life and hope and deliverance–in Jesus, who came to ‘seek’ lost and hiding mankind. When He finds us and we give our lives to HIM, we can have abundant life. HOW? “Follow the Leader”, JESUS!!! We can now live life ‘Seeking’ HIM!
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
And how do we find HIS righteousness? How can we be good enough? We can’t, but God can and HE enables us: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21,
“Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God,
who hath reconciled us to himself
by Jesus Christ,
and hath given to us
the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit,
that God was in Christ,
reconciling the world unto himself,
not imputing their trespasses unto them;
and hath committed unto us
the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then
we are ambassadors for Christ,
as though God did beseech you by us:
we pray you in Christ’s stead,
be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us,
who knew no sin;
that we might be made
the righteousness of God in him.”
Jesus came that we could not only be found but also changed—the old is passed away, the new ‘life’ in Christ pervades our hearts and minds. How? By God’s crediting Jesus’ righteousness to our sinful account. He saves us from the ‘debt’ due—death. (See Romans 3:23 and 6:23), and He also gives us HIS precious Holy Spirit to indwell guide, teach and lead us in this new ‘life’. Are you hiding? Don’t hide from the one who loves you and died that you might have real life!! Are you found? Let HIM live through YOU!!!
“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”