Monday, May 12, 2008

David Jeremiah on Hiding from God

I saw this article by David Jeremiah in Baptist Press this morning. I think you could use this for a Wednesday night devotional or develop it into a sermon. Here's an excerpt ...

Dr. Jeremiah asks, "Who is the most famous fugitive in the Bible? Jonah is famous for being the prophet who ran from God, but then ran into God in the depths of the ocean. He discovered there are no hiding places from God.

Then he lists hideouts and hideaways Jonah used to hide from God:
  • Geography
  • Religious prejudice
  • Self-pity
  • Stubbornness
He gets closer to home when he asks, "Have you built any of these in your life?"
  • Work/career/advancement
  • Family
  • Leisure
  • Ministry
His closing quote is, "Be a follower, not a fugitive. Run to the Lord, not away from the Lord. Hide in the Lord, not from the Lord. When the Lord sees you next, may He see your face, not your back."

His original article has much more detail, check it out here ...

1 comment:

Philip said...

great website, its amazing how jesus works,
now my question is how great is our god?