Today’s Reading: 1 Kings 14:1-15:24
Who are you? Really, who are you? You can fool the pastor, the Sunday school teachers, counsellors, and the people you work 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 hairs on you head are numbered. The things that we do to try to impress people really doesn’t matter, the one that we need to impress is God, we need to be real for Him.
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, so at least it looked good.So why not just be real with God, and clean the closet, and pull all the junk out from underneath the bed. He is after all the only one that really matters when it comes to cleansing ourselves within.
We read today that the son of Jeroboam very ill. All the time Jeroboam is misleading the tribes of Israel in the wrong direction, and doctrine, 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 prentending 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