Today’s Scripture: I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. PsalmĀ 18:3

He knows God rightly who knows Him everywhere. – Meister Eckhart

A telemarketer called a home one day, and a small voice whispered, “Hello?”
“Hello! What’s your name?”
Still whispering, the voice said, “Jimmy.”
“How old are you, Jimmy?”
“I’m four.”
“Good. Is your mother home?”
“Yes, but she’s busy.”
“Okay, is your father home?”
“He’s busy, too.”
“I see. Who else is there?”
“The police.”
“The police? May I speak with one of them?”
“They’re busy.”
“Any other grown-ups there?”
“The firemen.”
“May I speak with a fireman, please?”
“They’re all busy.”
“Jimmy, you have all those people in your house, and I can’t talk with any of them? What are they doing?”
“Looking for me,” whispered Jimmy.

Have you ever tried to hide from anyone? Were you successful? Well, one thing is certain – we can never hide from God! He knows everything! We acknowledge this fact, yet often continue in our sins. We may even attempt to cover our sins, putting on a pious face at church while we live like the devil during the week. My friends, we cannot fool God.

This truth works both ways: When we live in sin, we can be sure of God’s judgment; when we’re discouraged, confused, and need a friend, we are assured of His listening ear. God knows each of us personally, and He wants us to get to know Him on a personal level, too.

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder