Proverbs 5:21 "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings."
My husband has been taking us verse by verse through the book of Proverbs in Sunday School for the past several weeks. I have learned much from this study. Some things I already knew...but this week he was going through chapter 5 with us and he mentioned something that really struck me. It wasn't anything profound or new. He just made a statement that God put on my heart to post about.
He mentioned how that those of us who have children act or speak differently in front of our children. We don't say certain things in their presence because we don't want to teach them bad habits or bad things and we don't want them repeating them.
We also do the same if our spouse is around. We won't speak to a certain person in a certain way because our spouse is there watching us or listening to us. We won't act a certain way because they are with us. The question he posed was if we'll refrain from such things in our children's or our spouse's presence then why would we do them or say them if they aren't present? If it isn't appropriate when they are with us then why is it appropriate when they aren't. Doesn't the Bible say (and we know) that God's eyes are always on us? Don't we realize that He is watching and listening? Is it appropriate to say or do those things in His presence? If we are saved He is always with us. He takes notice of everything.
So the next time you go to do something you know you wouldn't want someone else to hear or see....remember that God is seeing and listening!!
Proverbs 15:3 "The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good."