Jeremiah 23:24 (NLT)
24 Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?� says the Lord.

There is no art of concealment that can hide anyone�s intentions in their heart from God. God is present everywhere and His eyes are upon Man so God cannot be deceived.



If you were to look at Rembrandt�s painting of The Three Crosses, your attention would be drawn first to the center cross on which Jesus died. Then as you would look at the crowd gathered around the foot of that cross, you�d be impressed by the various facial expressions and actions of the people involved in the awful crime of crucifying the Son of God. Finally, your eyes would drift to the edge of the painting and catch sight of another figure, almost hidden in the shadows. Art critics say this is a representation of Rembrandt himself, for he recognized that by his sins he helped nail Jesus to the cross.


We are all sinful people for The Bible says, �For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.� Yet we pretend to hide those sins. Pride just won�t let us admit we have faults. For instance King David had Bathsheba�s husband killed so he could cover up his act of adultery. David thought his sins were hidden; but God saw it all and knew what was in David�s heart. Even David�s best friend Nathan was aware of the sins David committed and Nathan as a friend confronted David.

When we hide our sins it makes it difficult to heal from them. We need to be able to have friends who can hold us accountable and care enough to tell us when we are wrong. We need to open our hearts to God and listen when He convicts us of our sin. It is then we can confess our sin and let the burdens of the sin be lifted away.