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October 1, 1995

Hidden Camera and Concealed Microphone

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Does he who implanted the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? PSALM 94:9
Many portions of our lives don’t come under scrutiny from other people because they’re hidden. Some, such as questionable activities we might participate in while away on business, are hidden because we conceal them on purpose. Others, such as our thought lives, are hidden simply because they’re internal.
It’s sometimes easy to think that nobody—not even God—really knows about these secret things. But He does know. As this verse indicates, it’s ludicrous to think that the One who made our ears can’t hear everything we hear, and the One Who made our eyes doesn’t see everything we see.
The issue here is one of accountability. We must be careful what we listen to and what we see, because there will come a day when we will have to explain to Him why we listened and why we looked. Every word and deed will be brought out into the open and judged.
This does not mean that God rejects us if we see or hear something bad. It does mean that we invite God’s discipline when we intentionally, consciously, and regularly choose to engage in hearing and seeing things that are dark and sinful.
The bottom line is this: We need to do everything we do—whether we’re at home, at work, or at play; whether we’re in a group or by ourselves—as if God is our audience, because He is. We shouldn’t just remember this when we’re out on the road and have access to pornographic movies in our hotel rooms. It also applies when we’re balancing our checkbooks, when we’re working on solo assignments at work, when we’re driving to business meetings, and when we’re waiting for phone calls.
What are the hidden camera and concealed microphone of God picking up in your life that you’d rather He not see and hear?

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