Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Depth Finder

As I read through Ezekiel, there is a passage where God leads the prophet through some hidden chambers to show him where the people of Israel are sinning. They have falsely believed that no one knew about their sin, including God. 

This really is no different for the sins that we attempt to hide today. While we may not have golden idols hidden in our basement or poles in shady areas that we offer daily sacrifices to, we attempt to keep our sins out of sight. We hang onto resentment in our hearts for people around us, refuse to publicly acknowledge our addictions, rationalize our behaviors, and judge others to keep the focus off ourselves. 

The only way for this to change is for us to do as it says in Scripture and boldly ask God to examine our hearts. This request isn't for His benefit. He already knows everything there is to know about us--even those motivations that are hidden deeply from ourselves. The reason we ask God to search us is so that we can see the depths of our heart for ourselves. When God's light has exposed every dark corner of our soul we can finally begin the true cleansing & transformation that is necessary to be holy people.  

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