May 31 | Hebrews 4:12-16
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by Judy Webb
"For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account." (Hebrews 4:12-13 NIV)
Do these two verses grab your attention, maybe cause a squirm or two? I know that my first encounter with these lines humbled me and changed me once I truly believed them. Just the idea that God was watching my every move made me cringe. I imagine most of us have cowered at the thought of "getting caught" when we were not behaving honorably. As children we often looked over our shoulders to be certain mom or dad weren’t watching. Now as adults we still have this tendency to hide our less-than stellar moments.
"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight."
One of the early facts of scripture that helped me keep on the straight and narrow, was the reality that God sees everything I do. Even if no one else does, just the idea that God knows was enough to teach me right from wrong. The Word would often speak to me loudly when I would seek answers, when I would search out truth.
"Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account."