By Jason Betler
August 31, 2009
“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” (Hebrews 4:13)
This is a simple entry, but it is something that surfaces to my mind from time-to-time as I challenge myself in my walk with Christ. And the above scripture has caused me to have much thought. And over tha past few weeks, the Lord has really spoken to me. Does it speak to you?
Firstly, “No creature is hidden from His sight.” The wording leaves no room for negotiation. Everything and everybody is seen by God all the time. No person or thing escapes His careful notice. It is difficult for the human mind to grasp this, but God watches humanity as if it were the only things that mattered to Him. I suppose the closest life situation that we can relate to is a proud new parent watching their new baby. They watch their baby with wonder and facination.
Secondly, “All things are naked and open.” No thought is hidden. No emotion is off limits. Are you thinking something or feeling hatred towards someone? God knows. The world is full of actors; imposters, really. People acting one way outside and feel or think something completely different on the inside.
Lastly, “to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” God does not watch sinners one way and His children another way. Jesus has given His life for the whole world! Every creature is seen by God. Every thought and motivation of the heart is recorded. God’s eyes are open and He does not blink at sin.
In todays world, we often use cameras and video to capture “life’s most precious moments.” But what about those moments that are not so precious? Like a professional athlete, you may have a movie of your greatest hilights to show how wonderful you are. But the true reality may be altogether different. It is not the special performance that shows great character. It is the many small moments done right over and over again.
Our entire lives are caught on God’s “film.” Can you explain yourself? Follow Jesus. Live a holy life that can be watched again and again without a guilty conscience.
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