Isaiah 29: In the Dark
I feel like we sometimes try to treat God like one of our elementary school substitute teachers. We try to get away with whatever we can figuring that no one will notice. Isaiah 29 damages the error of that kind of thinking.
Isa 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Isa 29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
I think it is kind of funny. We think that we can hide something from someone who is omnipresent and omniscient. If God is everywhere, then He sees everything we do because He is everywhere. If God is omniscient, then He knows everything, and there would be no way that we could do something that He would not know about.
That is kind of how sin works I think. It makes us about what we intellectually know about God. We know that God has these characteristics, but we somehow think that they don’t apply. Somehow, we believe that we can do something in the dark and God just won’t see it.
I think we are guilty of this on some level, but I think that it is something that we can also work on improving. Obviously, I think that we are always working towards finding less sin in our lives, but this particular application is about those secret sins that we commit with full knowledge and think we can get away with.