Heaven Pt. 144: Two Things We Can’t Hide From

The “Heaven Posts” are a word study through the Bible concerning the use of the word “Heaven”. sun_viewed_through_camera_lens

The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

 Day to day pours out speech,

and night to night reveals knowledge.

There is no speech, nor are there words,

whose voice is not heard.

 Their voice goes out through all the earth,

and their words to the end of the world.

In them he has set a tent for the sun,

which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,

and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.

  Its rising is from the end of the heavens,

and its circuit to the end of them,

and there is nothing hidden from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,

reviving the soul;

the testimony of the Lord is sure,

making wise the simple;

the precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is pure,

enlightening the eyes;

the fear of the Lord is clean,

enduring forever;

the rules of the Lord are true,

and righteous altogether.

 More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey

and drippings of the honeycomb.

  Moreover, by them is your servant warned;

in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:1-12a

Anywhere you go on the face of the Earth you are going to be confronted with the heat or the light of the sun. In some places it is warmer. In some places it’s light lasts longer but wherever you go it is always there.

Likewise the Word of the Lord is inescapable. Even those who have never been exposed to it somehow know the core of it and are convicted of the depths of their own sin.

Paul says it this way: “

 what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,7 in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things…28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do bwhat ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” Rom. 1:18-32

For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous before God, but the doers of the law who will be justified. 14For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them Rom. 2:12-15

We can pretend it isn’t so. we can cover our eyes and say “I can’t see the light.”

We can close our ears to the gospel and say “I can’t hear you!”

But in the end there are two things everyone will have to attest to: The sun shone on our lives and the gospel message was true!

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.12Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.  Phil. 2:9-13

Dear reader let me encourage you to give your life to Jesus today! Choose Him as your only God.

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