...all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.–Hebrews 4:13
This is a fact that we should keep before us every moment. Doing so will greatly influence the way we live. Coach Joe Gibbs deals with this in his devotional “Game plan for Life”:
It used to just be celebrities who had to live with the possibility that someone could be filming or taking pictures of them at any moment. But today, we’re all fairly accustomed to knowing that a camera is likely trained on us at every store entrance, every ATM machine, perhaps even when we’re trying to decide whether to run through a yellow light or not.
We’re a watched society—which can be troubling when we imagine how far some people could take these surveillance capabilities. But be that as it may, there’s an element of this that keeps us accountable. It keeps us honest, keeps us careful of our actions. In fact, it’s sort of a reminder that God’s cameras are always rolling—that he sees it all, even when no one else is looking. “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.” (Proverbs 5:21).
We may not always be happy about that. There are parts of our average day that we’d just as soon keep private. But the fact that he’s watching is true just the same. Our job is to live in such a way that this knowledge is more comforting than convicting—to be glad that he “sees what is done in secret” (Matthew 6:6), to know that our desire is to please him and stay in close fellowship with him every minute of the day.
Pray this prayer: Help me remember, Lord, that my life is an open book before you. Let this knowledge both change and challenge me. I want to be your kind of man all the time.