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God’s Privacy Policy

Meditation for the week of December 10, 2011

Genesis 16:13  Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are- the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, "Have I also here seen Him who sees me?"

Proverbs 15:3  The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.

Privacy is a major concern of most people today.  They do not want their medical records available to anyone other than those who provide them medical care.  They want their financial information kept secret by their bank.  Many people do not want their addresses listed in a phone book or public directory.  However, if you watch any of the current detective shows on TV, it is obvious that security camera’s, driver’s licenses, car licenses, and government record keeping means that almost nothing is really private.  When you go to an ATM, it takes your picture.  When you do business at almost all cash registers, they take your picture.  Google maps have pictures of my house that are clearer than those that I take.  My car is parked in the drive.  I have wondered why they don’t have a picture of me on my lawn or drive.  Maybe they do.

While we may not like to have people knowing our every move, we should face the fact that God sees all and apparently records all that He sees.  He is going to open the books at the Great White Throne and judge those who have rejected Him legally and righteously out of the records He has kept.  Since James says that we show our faith by our works, His records will show that the unbeliever’s works demonstrated their lack of faith in Him.  Some will have works demonstrating faith in their churches, some in their good works, some in their educations, some in people that they respected, but it will be obvious from the books that the people at the Great White Throne did not trust in the Lord. 

Hagar, Abraham’s maid, thought she was all alone as she fled from Sara after Ismael was conceived. Sara was jealous of the fact that she had conceived while Sara could not.  Hagar was astounded that the Lord not only saw her but He knew all about her.  He had found her at a well and gave her instructions.  Hagar called the Lord, “You are the God who sees!.”

Moms say that they have eyes in the back of their heads since they catch their children disobeying when the children think they are not looking or observing.  The Lord doesn’t have eyes in the back of His head, He has eyes everywhere.  It is true that we can’t get by with anything without the Lord seeing.  Israel thought they could worship heathen God’s without the Lord seeing, but they couldn’t.  People today think that they can lie and cheat and that nobody will be the wiser, but God sees!  If all we actually believed that God sees everything, we wouldn’t need police forces and all the laws that we have on the books.  People who believe that God sees them would want to make sure that they were right with the only Judge that really counts.  All unbelievers would realize that they had been “caught” and would want to get their sins forgiven.  Religious unbelievers would quit telling others how to live while they themselves are violating the standards they are setting for others. Christians certainly would not want to be ashamed when the Lord comes and it would affect the way they live. 

When we come to grips with the fact that GOD KNOWS, it is convicting.  God knows everything we do and everything we think, but He still loves us.  Why does He love us?  Because He does!  John 3:17 proves that in my mind.  The verse says, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”  Think of it!  The one who sees our sins and our deceitful hearts gave the best He had to save us from the penalty that we deserve because of our sin.

What does God’s spy in the sky satellite see when it passes over you?  What does it see when it passes over me?  We may be able to fool our friends as to the reality of our faith, but we can’t fool God.  It is time to get real about what God sees.

Bruce Collins

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