Why do people think they are getting away with something just because others are not aware of it? Do we forget that there is One who sees and hears all we do and say? If we don’t want people to know, how is it that we are so unconcerned about the fact that God knows?
In Psalm 139 David wrote, “O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You . . . are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether” (Ps. 139:1-4).
A father and son were driving down a country road and saw a watermelon patch a little way off the highway. The father said to the boy, “Keep a lookout here while I go get a melon.” He snuck into the patch, lifted a choice melon from the vine, and then called to the boy, “Is anyone coming? Look both ways.” The little fellow wisely responded, “But Daddy, shouldn’t we look up too?”
Yes, that is the most important place to look. How do you behave when no one is looking but God? Test yourself by this rule.—M. R. De Haan, M.D. (founder of RBC Ministries)
You cannot hide from God, tho' mountains cover you,
His eye our secret thoughts behold,
His mercies all our lives enfold,
He knows our purposes untold,
You cannot hide from God! —Ackley
Our character is measured by what we do when no one is looking.