Today’s Reading: 1 Kings 14:1-15:24 (additional reading: Psalm 133:1-3 and Proverbs 17:7-8)
Who are you? Really, who are you? You can fool the pastor, the Sunday school teachers, counsellors, and the people you work and live around, but your disguise that covers the sins that no one knows about is seen by the one that really matters, God. He knows you better than you know yourself. The Bible tells us that even hairs on your head are numbered. The things that we do to try to impress people really doesn’t matter.
We somehow develop the knowledge to hide the things we know are wrong, and try to make them look better, take for instance, when we were told to clean our rooms, instead we pushed everything underneath the bed or into the draws, so at least it looked good, even though in reality it is still a big mess.
It’s time for us to sort things out spiritually. We read today that the son of Jeroboam was very ill. All the time Jeroboam is misleading the tribes of Israel in the wrong direction, and doctrine, yet he knows the true direction to go, he knows who the true God is, he knows who can heal his son, The one and only true God of Israel. So Jeroboam afraid that someone might see him, tells his own wife to disguise herself, and take some bread and honey and go to the prophet Ahijah in hopes that his son may be healed.
What Jeroboam did not know is that although Ahijah the Prophet was blind, God already spoke to Ahijah and told him Jeroboam’s wife was coming, and had disguised herself to be another person, not only that but had some bad news for Jeroboam. As Jeroboam’s wife went to Shilo and entered into the room were Ahijah was, he heard her footsteps and said to her, why are you pretending to be someone you are not? God knew who was behind the disguise, Ahijah didn’t need his sight, All he needed was God.
Who are we pretending to be today? Are we even trying to fool God by our actions? Let’s be true to God and let Him help us cleanse all the wrongs in our lives so we can live a righteous, and holy life for God, after all, it is a reasonable service. Romans 12:1
- Are you trying to live a fake life?
- How can you be more real in your relationship with God?
Father, Thank You that You know everything about us, all our mistakes and yet still love us and forgive us. Thank You that we can be real with You. Help us to be open in our relationship and allow You to change us and shape us. In Jesus’ name, Amen