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Hiding Our Sin from God: How Adults Act Like Children

Godly Dads Don't Hide
Posted: March 11, 2016 at 12:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy. – Proverbs 28:13 NET

I love tech. I’m also a big fan of the “YouVersion” Bible app. My Apple Watch notified me today of my latest “daily devotional” and I pulled it up on my iPhone (told ya I loved tech). I read it and couldn’t help but laugh outwardly at the point it was making. Not because I found it funny – but because it was true and it was embarrassing.

Hidden No More

*When was the last time you felt like hiding?

*If we know God sees everything, why do we try to hide our sin from him?

Have you ever seen a little kid try to hide just by closing her eyes? She thinks if she can’t see anyone, no one can see her. That kind of thinking is cute when it’s a little kid doing it. When it’s someone who should know better, it’s a different story.

Why do we try to hide sin from God by closing our eyes to it and pretending it doesn’t exist? Why do we hide it from other people and assume God can’t see it either? God sees everything. He knows the sin is there, and he knows it’s keeping us away from him.

At every moment of every day, God stands ready to forgive us – no matter what we’ve done. All we have to do is ask him. Trying to hide our sin is a sure way to make a bad situation worse. Confessing our sin and receiving God’s mercy is a sure way to feel a giant sense of relief.

Taken from Once a Day At the Table

I identify with this so much. Sometimes I figuratively stick my fingers in my ears and say “nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah” and do what I want – just like a child. It’s almost like I’ve fooled myself into thinking that Christ doesn’t see my actions. As men, we need to realize daily that what we say and do is ALWAYS seen by our heavenly father – even if no one else on earth notices it. Often, however, our children will see it and we will set that precedent for how they should behave as they grow older.

Upcoming: New contributor Jacob Garrett (Associate Pastor at Herscher Christian Church in Herscher, Illinois) writes on how fathers can and should lead their families even in the midst of the many distractions in life.

Dan Ericson
Admin/Contributor with Godly Daddy
I'm a loving husband to a beautiful woman and I love Christ with all my heart. I have 3 children: 5 year old Kaydence, 3 year old Bastian, and my newborn girl, Maggie.

I have no illusions that I have this thing called "life" and "fatherhood" figured out. I'm just a father that is learning to be a better man and is also trying to help other fathers strive to be better men for their families and better followers of Christ.

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