No Trivial Pursuit
What 3 tracking skills helps God pursue us?
God knows us
He can see in the darkness
He is everywhere
1. HE KNOWS US
A tracker needs to know something about the people he is tracking. The more the tracker knows about the person, the more likely he is to catch up with them.
If that’s the case, God has a huge advantage in that area…because He made us. He knows us better than we know ourselves.
Now, hopefully we don’t think we can put on disguises and try to hide from God by going to another part of the country like we would a police detective…or do we?
When you are away at school or away from the supervision of the boss, do you act differently? Do you think no one will know or see? Isn’t that a form of hiding from God? God is still pursuing whether we acknowledge it or not.
Do you ever find yourself doing any of theses things in order to get away from God?
Not attending church
Not reading your Bible
Staying too busy to think about Him
Sometimes our fears drive us away from God. He knows our hearts and He continues to find ways to speak to us if we will listen.
In the midst of the mystery of God, we can be consoled by the fact that we are not a mystery to Him. He knows us so well that He knows what we are going to say before we say it.
Is there anywhere we can go to escape God? Not according to this Psalm.
2. GOD CAN SEE IN THE DARKNESS
Sometimes we think we can hide in the dark of night; but the Scripture tells us that even the darkness is not dark to God. There is no difference between day and night with God.
There is nowhere we can go that God is not there.
3. HE IS EVERYWHERE
God’s ultimate tracking tool is the fact that He is present everywhere.
Many ancient civilizations thought God was only present in the mountains, not in the valleys. But David said in Psalm 23, that God is present even in the valleys.
God is also present throughout the earth. In Jonah’s day, it was the common belief that each country had it’s own god and he was only present in that country. Jonah may have thought that God only hung around
David recognized that God was without geographical limitation. He was even beyond this earth.
If you truly believed that you could not escape God, how would if affect the way you live your life? I would:
Be more faithful in church attendance
Read my Bible more
Be more responsible with the way I treat others
Give up some secret sins
Feel more secure
I believe that already, so I wouldn’t change anything
We need to trust that the God who pursues us is seeking our good. He does not pursue us to take away our freedom, but to hold us and guide us in a life that is filled with many dangers.
Stop running from God and trust Him.
It should be comforting to know that you are never beyond God’s grasp.
He loves you enough to seek you, to share His love with you, and to set you free to live an abundant life according to John 10:10.