Close

December 18, 1993

Opening Your Closet to God

Share With Friends

Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High. PSALM 7:8
It should go without saying that God, being God, knows everything there is to know about us. Some might argue that He doesn’t care, but they would be wrong. God not only knows every detail about our lives, but He is also intensely interested in things we can’t even see. So when we do something wrong, He knows. When we think something inappropriate, He knows. In fact, He knows before it happens.
Remember when Moses is about to turn over the leadership reins to Joshua? Before the people of Israel cross the Jordan River to take possession of the Promised Land—which had to be an exciting and joyful time for that wandering nation— God instructs Moses to write a poem forecasting the sins of the people. “I know what they are disposed to do, even before I bring them into the land I promised them on oath” (Deuteronomy 31:21).
So God knows.
But how many of us are willing to invite God to take a detailed look at our actions and our motives and our thoughts? It’s a sobering idea to ask Him to judge us. David does this in his cry for justice (Psalm 7:8), apparently in a Job like attempt to defend his honor against the slander of a Benjamite named Cush. Whatever it is that David was accused of doing, he proclaims his innocence in the strongest of terms—by laying the matter before God.
Take a quick mental inventory of your relationships at work. Think about your performance on the job. Consider your decisions, your actions, and your nonactions. Like David, you no doubt experience times when you feel you need to fall on your knees and seek forgiveness.
So before you claim innocence in a dispute, search yourself. If you ask God to judge you according to your righteousness and your integrity, He surely will. Are you prepared for that?

Share With Friends