Tuesday July 26, 2011
The title of this morning’s jlog is pretty self explanatory. I was reading in Proverbs this morning and Solomon makes this statement, “For your ways are in full view of the lord, and he examines all your paths.” (Proverbs 5:21 NIV). As I ponder that statement, how many of us operate under that belief. What if we operated under that belief that God sees everything when we were driving? Would we drive differently? Would we talk with our spouse in different tones and listen more intently to what he/she had to say? Would we treat our children differently if we consciously were aware that God is seeing our every attitude and word and action? Would my work ethic change if I knew that the Lord was seeing all that I was doing? Would our interest in feeding our mind with what we watch on television or the Internet change ?
As you read this passage, it says that all our ways are in full view of the Lord. Nothing is hidden from Him. Not only is He watching our paths, but He evaluates all our paths and analyzes what we are doing all day long. Some may be reading this thinking that God is waiting to punish us for the wrong choices we have made. When I read scripture, I don’t see this response in God at all. He is looking at our paths so that He can give us insight and direction to give us the best in life. Jesus said in John 10:10, “I have come that you might have life, and that you might have life abundantly.” Jesus is also speaking to his disciples in Matthew and says, “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:9-11 NIV). He sees all of our steps that we take and the words that we speak and the attitudes we have and wants us to turn to Him so that He can give us a much better life than we are living presently. Our responsibility is to allow Him to guide and direct our life for the transforming work to begin.
On this journey there is some who is always watching, but He is watching for your good and success and not for your demise.