“For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord” (Proverbs 5:21).
Amazing satellites! How many of us, some years ago, would have guessed that the future would hold such an instrument propelled into orbit miles above us that could see objects very clear on earth? Now there is another, newer development called an air-drone, a man, manipulated smaller aircraft that can fly 20,000 feet above enemy territory with a meticulous camera that can scout out every movement below.
One miraculous camera that has been in existence for thousands of years has an even better lens than any we may have developed today. This lens sees past all the visual objects and right into the very heart. Proverbs 15:3 warns us how completely visible that is: “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”
The Lord’s lenses observe your angry tantrums, the acute treatment of the children He has given you, any sexual misconduct, stealing, excessive time spent watching television, or the busyness of your life. Because we seemingly get away with these actions without any negative consequences, we convince ourselves that these dealings are justifiable. We mortals like to have things hidden for no one to witness. But, everything is in “full view” of Him.
If the Lord observes and is familiar with everything about us, then He “understands every motive behind our thoughts” as well (I Chronicles 28:9). He knows if we are artificial with Him or if we are actually focused on serving Him with our whole being.
The wise believer wants God’s full approval in every part of his or her life. He will forgive anyone who will come to Him with a repentant heart. He delights to look on you with pleasure, seeing His child alive in Him, acting out His Word, and proving His work through you as a testimony to your world of influence.
This articles is taken from Florence’s book It’s Just Common-Sense. She can be contacted: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.common-sensewisdom.com
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