Nowhere to Run to – Nowhere to Hide.

“Nowhere to run to, baby – nowhere to hide…”, sang Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

Despite how secretive you may think you are – God sees everything.  God hears everything.  God knows everything.

The Old Testament prophet, Ezekiel, records,

“Then the Lord said to me, ‘Have you seen what the [corrupt] leaders of Israel are doing…in their dark rooms?  They’re saying, ‘The Lord doesn’t see us…”


God later tells Ezekiel,

“I know what they’re saying, for I know every thought that comes into their minds.”

Once, as I was attending a Youth Pastor Conference, a speaker was speaking directly to us – the leader/shepherds.  This was not too long after the internet hit its stride.  He said,

“When you click on ‘I-shouldn’’, God is watching.  He sees everything you’re doing in secret.  He hears.  He knows.  And he will judge.”

His words haunt me to this day.

God is listening in on your gossip, he is reading your texts and emails, he knows every key-stroke as we post on social media.  The psalmist wrote,

“You know what I’m going to say before I even say it.”

“Nowhere to run to, baby – nowhere to hide.”

The Lord saw Cain murder Abel.

The Lord saw David lust over, and take to bed, Bathsheba; and then have Bathsheba’s husband murdered.

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere,” wrote Solomon, “watching the evil and the good.”

In 2 Kings 6, the king of Aram was at war with Israel.  There was only one problem – Israel always seemed to be one step ahead of Aram.  The king was furious!  There must be a spy among us!  Not so.  His advisors defended themselves,

“It’s not us, my lord the king. Elisha, the prophet in Israel [God was telling Elisha what to say], tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!”

The gospel writers, letting people know Jesus was God since he demonstrated the exact same attributes, wrote repeatedly about Jesus, “knowing their thoughts…”

But it doesn’t stop there.  There are consequences.

Again from Solomon:

“God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether it is good or whether it is evil.”

Jesus warned,

“…for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”

King David learned the hard way that nothing is hidden from God – neither our words, actions nor thoughts – when he confessed,

“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?”

Nowhere to run to, baby – nowhere to hide.

Consider yourself warned.