Psalms 10:1-6

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hide or Seek

Humility: Power over Pride

In his pride, the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God. Psalms 10:4

I'm not sure if one ever becomes too old to play Hide and Seek. Traditionally, the game is known as a children's game but different variations of the game are played all over the world by people of all ages and have been for centuries. Ironically, since 2010, Hide and Seek has become a world championship competition. The adult annual international championship is held in Italy during the summer and takes place on a playground in the open air, set up with artificial and natural hideouts. The seventh competition took place in September 2017, with 70 teams from 11 countries.

As a child, my favorite part was hiding. After all, the seeker was the one who was "it," and none of us wanted to be an "it." As I grew older, I preferred to be the seeker. It was much more exciting to discover the hiding places of my friends. Spiritually, we often prefer to be the one hiding. Our pride causes us to want to hide from God because we don't want to make room for His leadership in our lives. In our arrogance, we want to maintain control of our futures. To eliminate pride, however, means to seek after God. Even Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit because they arrogantly believed it would make them "like God." Then they hid from Him.