There will be no Place to Hide

The story is told of two hunters who came across a bear so big that they dropped their rifles and ran for cover.

One man climbed a tree while the other hid in a nearby cave.  The bear sat down between the tree and the cave.  Suddenly, the hunter in the cave came rushing out, almost into the waiting bear, hesitated, and dashed back in. The same thing happened a second time. His friend frantically called out, “Woody, are you crazy?  Stay in the cave till he leaves!”  “Can’t”, panted Woody, “Theres another bear in there!”  The Scripture says that a similar kind of dilemma will some day come upon the godless.  They will find trouble in the very place they run for safety (Amos 5:18-20).   According to Amos’s prophecy, these people may be religious, and ever long for the coming of the Lord, without realizing  that His arrival will present for them the greatest problem of all – judgement of their wrongdoing.  They love evil rather than good, and expect the Lord’s protection without ever submitting to His authority.  But some day there will be no place to hide.

Bro. E. Kagogodza, Dandamera (Concession, Zimbabwe)

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