Wherever, therefore, you shall flee—there He is!

(Herman Bavinck)

"The lamp of the Lord searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being!" Proverbs 20:27

"O Lord, You have searched me and You know me.
 You know when I sit and when I rise;
 You perceive my thoughts from afar.
 You discern my going out and my lying down;
 You are familiar with all my ways.
 Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord.
 You hem me in—behind and before;
 You have laid Your hand upon me." Psalm 139:1-5

When you wish to do something evil, you retire from the public into your house where no one may see you.

From those places of your house which are open and visible to the eyes of others, you remove yourself into your room.

Even in your room you fear some witness from another quarter, so you retire into your heart, and there you meditate on evil.

But God is more inward than your heart! Wherever, therefore, you shall flee—there He is!

There is no place at all where you may flee from Him!

"Where can I go from Your Spirit?
 Where can I flee from Your presence?
 If I go up to the heavens, You are there.
 If I make my bed in the depths, You are there.
 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
 if I settle on the far side of the sea—
 even there Your right hand will lay hold of me!" Psalm 139:7-10

"There is no darkness, no deep darkness, where evildoers can hide themselves!" Job 34:22

"Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?" declares the LORD.
"Do not I fill heaven and earth?" declares the LORD. Jeremiah 23:24


"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