While we live in a very transparent society we can often find ourselves very isolated and alone. It is commonly the case that, during these moments of solitude, we are lured into a false sense of security. Hence, we let down our spiritual guard and regularly are overcome by temptation and sin. The seclusion of the hotel room while away from home offers the opportunity to view pornography, the privacy of a meeting room allows for an office flirtation to become more serious, the solitude of the car allows for words of anger to be spoken, the secrecy of a confidence affords an opportunity to violate that trust.
The fact is though that we are NEVER alone. God knows the thoughts in your mind, He hears the words from your lips and he sees the sinful act no matter our attempts to conceal them from all others (Job 34:21; Psalm 139:1-6). And He will hold you accountable for them in this life and the next. He hates the wicked imaginations and acts of a foolish heart.
We cannot hide from the all-seeing eyes of Jehovah (Proverbs 15:3; Psalm 11:4). God sees and watches all you do (Proverbs 5:21; Jeremiah 17:10). In His sight every foolish thought is sin (Proverbs 24:9; Ezekiel 14:4 Matthew 5:28). He sees where I go and what I do.
- Am I arrogant (Colossians 2:18)?
Do I hold grudges (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 18:35)?
- Do I assume the worst of others (1 Timothy 6:3-5)?
- Do I envy the good fortune of others (James 3:14-16)?
- Do I hate anyone in your heart (Leviticus 19:17)?
- Do I curse authority under your breath (Ecclesiastes 10:20)?
Do I have a quick temper that often offends God (Proverbs 14:29; 16:32; James 1:19-21)?
It is imperative for us to remember that the all-seeing eyes of Jehovah are looking at everything we say, hear, and do. Why? Because He is some angry God who is just waiting to pounce on us the minute that we “mess up?” No! He is looking for faithful men so that He might bless them (2 Chronicles 16:9; Psalm 34:11-16).
God walks with us and wants to bless us. Let us each ensure that we are always aware of His presence and live obedient and loyal lives!