Friday, December 7, 2012

December 8, 2012

"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10

The seeking Savior knows what you hope.

We saw that in yesterday's post.

Today I will show you that Jesus knows where you hide (v. 4)/

Zacchaeus knew he was a sinner and sin brings shame and fear. So, when He was confronted by the Son of God – like Adam and Eve – he hid.
But Zacchaeus didn’t realize he couldn’t hide from Jesus. Jesus already knew about his sin and his shame. In fact, that is the very reason Jesus came!

Not only did Zacchaeus not know he couldn’t hide from the seeking Jesus, He didn’t have to! Even though Jesus knew all about his sin and shame He loved Zacchaeus with an unconditional love!

Jesus stopped, looked up into the tree where Zacchaeus was hiding and called him by name, “Zacchaeus! Come down here! I came to see you.”

The same is true of you and me! We can’t hide our sins from Jesus. But the truth is, most of us where hiding when Jesus came seeking. But Jesus calls us out of hiding so He can forgive us and take away the sin and shame.
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”  I John 1:8-9

“Confessing your sins” means you “agree with God about your sins”. In other words, you “come out of hiding” with your sins. He knows – you agree!
Are you hiding sin in your life?
Is there something you should confess?