You can’t photoshop life …
We live in a photoshop culture where anything of an undesirable nature is edited, masked or hidden. We’re taught to present an appealing outward impression, and not let others see our flaws.
We even try this with God.
That wasn’t how King David related to God. Instead of trying to hide things from God, David begged Him to do a thorough examination of his life …
“23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life,” Psalm 139:23-24.
David wanted God to bring to his attention anything that offended Him so he could repent of it and live in a way that was pleasing to the Lord. By opening his life with such abandon to Him, is it any wonder God described David as being a man after His own heart?
Do you open your life for God to search? Or do you try to hide things you know would offend Him?