I wonder what it is like to live day to day with this Biblical truth in mind? My day to day life doesn’t reflect this. It should but sadly it doesn’t. Actually, thinking that God sees everything we do and hears everything we say is a sobering thought. A little frightening too. I’m ashamed to say it but there are things that I do and say each day that I would not do if the Lord was at my side physically. Seriously!
“From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth – he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm 33:13-22
I suppose it is both comforting and disconcerting. After all, He is watching to protect us and to hold us accountable. He is our shield our deliverer. He also knows where there is real faith and where there is only a head-knowledge or acknowledgement of facts. He knows the sin in our lives and holds us responsible for unconfessed and unrepentant sins. The unconfessed sin in our lives becomes a barrier between us and God. He loves the creatures of his hand and longs to fellowship with us. Since God sees all, there is no covering of sin. It is not just a “good idea” to confess our sins, it is divinely required of us in order to maintain fellowship with God. He created us to have fellowship with Him and in His mercy He forgives us when we admit and confess our sins and He then restores us to fellowship with Him.
“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” — Hebrews 8:12
Isn’t it wonderful that “His mercies are new every morning?”
“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in him!” —Lamentations 3:22-24