So Be Good For Goodness Sake

Proverbs 5:21

For a man’s ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all his paths.

Kinda reminds me of Santa Claus.  “He sees you when you’re sleeping.  He knows when you’re awake.  He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.”

It also reminds me that a person’s character is best defined by what they do when nobody is looking.  Nobody except the Lord that is.

It is all too easy for us to sin when we think it is “hurting no one” or when we think it is “no big deal” because nobody was there to see it.

The Lord reminds us that he’s always there watching us.  If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there, the Lord still hears it.

Just because Christ is not visible to the mortal eye doesn’t mean he isn’t standing right beside you.  That can be comforting and unnerving at the same time.  Thankfully he is also fully aware of what is on your heart and if you genuinely ask for forgiveness of your sin, he will forgive you and forget about your past transgressions.

So live your life as though Christ were standing beside you.  Because he is.

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