Hiding from the consequences of our sin seems to be our knee jerk reaction, but it does not work.
Who was the most evil hero in the Bible: Moses, David, Peter, or Paul?
Following Jesus is not a private affair. If people that I know are surprised to find out that I am a Christian, then I am probably not.
If people knew the real me, they would learn that I have a past that is far from reputable, a thought life that is far from wholesome, a tongue that is far from kind, an anger that is far from under control, a pride that refuses to allow this side of me to be exposed, and an apathy that doesn’t care to change things.
What stories do our scars tell?
If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it. (Matthew 10:38-39) Read: Genesis 31:17-32:12, Matthew 10:24-11:6, Psalm 13:1-6, Proverbs 3:16-18 Relate: The Esqualine Gate was…