- 1 Who ran from God?
- 2 Is there anything hidden from God?
- 3 Why does God hide from me?
- 4 Who in the Bible was betrayed?
- 5 What is God’s character?
- 6 Where did Jonah go when he ran away from God?
- 7 What was hidden will be revealed?
- 8 How do God reveal things to us?
- 9 What the Bible says about doing things in secret?
- 10 Why did God hide his face?
- 11 What does it mean to seek God’s face?
- 12 How was Jesus betrayed?
- 13 Why is betrayal the worst sin?
- 14 Does God forgive betrayal?
Who ran from God?
Now Jonah reveals why he actually ran from God in the first place. He didn’t want to go to Nineveh because he knew the power of God’s Word. He despises the Lord’s mercy.
The Bible says, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).
Why does God hide from me?
He knows that forced love is not real love. And more than anything else, God desires real and genuine love from us. God knows that if He were to reveal Himself to us the way most of us want, we would be forced into loving Him. Yes, this is why God hides.
Who in the Bible was betrayed?
Once one of Jesus’s most trusted disciples, Judas became the poster child for treachery and cowardice. From the moment he plants a kiss on Jesus of Nazareth in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas Iscariot sealed his own fate: to be remembered as history’s most famous traitor.
What is God’s character?
The Westminster Shorter Catechism’s definition of God is an enumeration of his attributes: “God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.” This answer has been criticised, however, as having “nothing specifically Christian about it.” The
Where did Jonah go when he ran away from God?
Jonah is the central character in the Book of Jonah, in which God commands him to go to the city of Nineveh to prophesy against it “for their great wickedness is come up before me,” but Jonah instead attempts to flee from “the presence of the Lord” by going to Jaffa (sometimes transliterated as Joppa or Joppe), and
Mark 4:22, NASB: “For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.” Mark 4:22, NLT: “For everything that is hidden will eventually be brought into the open, and every secret will be brought to light.”
How do God reveal things to us?
An “oracle” is an “utterance, a spokesman or mouthpiece.” God speaks through preachers and teachers, but He can also speak through our spouse, kids, friends and even enemies. God uses human channels to speak words of prophecy, tongues and interpretation and words of wisdom and knowledge (1 Cor. 12:8-10).
What the Bible says about doing things in secret?
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Why did God hide his face?
Yet the Bible also speaks of times when God “hides” his face, or “turns” his face away from his people. This is typically an act of discipline or judgment, where God pulls back, experientially, from his people that they would sense their need for his grace and power and seek him afresh (Deut. 31:17; Ps. 27:9).
What does it mean to seek God’s face?
Seeking the Lord means seeking his presence. “Presence” is a common translation of the Hebrew word “face.” Literally, we are to seek his “face.” But this is the Hebraic way of having access to God. To be before his face is to be in his presence. But there is a sense in which God’s presence is not with us always.
How was Jesus betrayed?
According to all four canonical gospels, Judas betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin in the Garden of Gethsemane by kissing him and addressing him as “rabbi” to reveal his identity to the crowd who had come to arrest him. His name is often used synonymously with betrayal or treason.
Why is betrayal the worst sin?
No matter how strong we are, betrayal hurts; if not checked, can paralyze us into depressive inertia, and at worst, into a perpetual state of bitterness and apathy. That is why it is important that we be careful how we handle hurt that emanate from betrayal, and if need be, seek professional help.
Does God forgive betrayal?
Jesus is a great example of how to handle betrayal. We may not seek out being a martyr, but when faced with difficulties, we can remind ourselves that Jesus forgave those who hurt him, so we can strive to forgive those who have harmed us. He reminds us of God’s strength and how God can get us through anything.