Once a young maiden was tempted to be unchaste. The person who solicited her, promised to do great things for her if she would yield. "I will," he said, "do anything for you!" "Will you?" she said, "then hold your hand in this fire!" "Oh, that is unreasonable!" he answered. "But," she replied, "it is much more unreasonable that I should burn forever in Hell for your sake! Who would venture his soul to eternal torment to gratify his own or another's pleasure and lust?"
We cannot escape God's sight any more than we can escape His judgment. He sees us, though like Adam and Eve we cover ourselves with fig-leaves. And He will one day call to us, as He did to them, "Sinner where are you?" You cannot flee from His presence. You may more easily hide from yourselves than from God. I hope you will say, for I am sure you will see cause to do so, "How shall I do this wickedness and sin against God!"