Chatroom – Our Intimate Knower

Hi friends! Due to travel and internet difficulties, our chat will last for 30 minutes this evening. Furthermore, I am extending the deadline for the second context to next week! I apologize for not getting back to you all about it. I will also have the quiz for you available a week from tonight.

As for our chat tonight, I would love for you to tell me what you learned/what inspired you from the chapter this week. We can start our discussion from there.

Here is the link for the contest information:

Finding Him, Beyond the Book

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  1. When I was reading from Luke 12 this week, verse 2 caught my eye. “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.”
    We can’t hide anything from God.

    1. Isn’t that a humbling verse? Thanks for bringing it up! Can you tell me a little bit about the context of it? (specifically, what is it that people try to hide?)

      1. Jesus was warning the disciples of the Pharisees’ hypocrisy. People try to act like they are doing what is right and try hide what they are doing wrong, but the wrong will be found out.

        1. Yes! As Rachel said, their sins were what they were hiding, but the specific context is the discussion about hypocrisy. Can you find some more passages that may help keep us from hypocrisy?

          1. There are many verses about hypocrites in the bible especially Jesus talking about the Pharisees. Matthew 6:1-8 talking about prayer. Matthew 7 :21-23 talking about self -judgement . Matthew 12:34 talking about our speech. Matthew 15:7-9 talking about our teaching. And that is only a few in the grand scheme of things.

    1. Very good point. I am prone to worry too! How does God tell us to deal with our anxiety? (there are a few excellent verses on this)

        1. These are all great! We have to (1) know we are in His care (2) pray to Him (3) give our all to the life He has given us. How much anxiety would be solved if we were doing these things? Great points ladies!

      1. Look to Him. The first passage that comes to my mind is Matthew 6:25-34.Pray: 1 Peter 5:7. Give our all: Ecclesiastes 9:10.

  2. Well I know that since we know that God is omnipotent (all knowing) and also knows are heart/thoughts it helps us to feel more accountable for our actions because we know He knows. We must always be on guard because God is watching; we have to strive for perfection (though we cannot achieve it for we are human), we must try to have pure thoughts, minds, and lives altogether.
    Isabella

    1. That is a great point! God’s knowledge of us keeps us accountable. When we realize that the perfect and loving Father–who is hurt by sin–knows each time we sin, it should help us WANT to have purity in our lives as well! How should we handle when we do sin? Because as you said, it is inevitable!

        1. Great answers Alyssa and Emily! We talked a lot about confession this week. Is it possible for us to confess every sin to God?

          1. Right. Only arrogance can lead us to believe that we can possibly confess EVERY sin. We need to be sure though that we are (1) leading a life in which we examine ourselves closely–we don’t want to be ignorant of sin because we’re not examining our hearts! (2) leading a life which is characterized by humility–we must acknowledge that we have sin and as the Lord to be merciful with us. God is so good to be so very forgiving, isn’t He? I’m thankful He knows my heart, and I’m thankful He will forgive my many weaknesses.

          2. I love how forgivening he is . To know that as long as Iā€™m on his side I will be forgiven for all my sins

  3. Your comments are showing up, but my internet is slow tonight! I’m so sorry! I’m loving the discussion though, so hang in there while I respond <3

  4. Perfect! What we think is hidden is known by God. Also, God will bring the hidden things into judgement. Ecclesiastes 12:14 says: “For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.” Does the faithful Christian have to worry about his/her evil deeds being brought up in judgement?

    1. No. 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

  5. I loved to know I will be forgiven when I make mistakes. I was baptized a week ago on the 4th and when I came up out of the water I felt amazing . To know that all my sins have been forgotten and forgiven.

    1. How wonderful! I was so happy to see the wonderful news on Facebook. The best part of baptism is that once we have contacted the blood of Christ, we can have that clean feeling of forgiveness ANYTIME we ask for it! Can you think of a verse that discusses that?

  6. I’m glad this came up–ya’ll are thinking right about it though! When I was a new Christian I was so afraid of the judgement, because I thought God would tell everyone everything I’ve ever done wrong. Of course though, many verses teach us that God FORGETS our sins, and does not bring them back up. My favorite is Psalm 103:12 – “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

  7. Good! We need to be turning to the wisdom from above. When we try to be wise and righteous in ourselves, we end up hypocrites. When we give ourselves over to God’s wisdom, and humbly learn from Him, we lose our hypocrisy. It’s not hypocrisy to sin–it’s hypocrisy to pretend that we don’t! Especially when we realize that God knows EVERYTHING!

  8. I hate to end our chat so early sweet girls, but due to travel I’m going to have to go! Please keep the comments coming, and I will do a better job getting back to you this week. I love you and am thankful for your work and your wisdom! Don’t forget about the next two contests, I can’t wait to see your entries!

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