Great Surveillant

Saturday, April 29, 2006
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2 Timothy 2:19 – Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness." (NIV)

Once, privacy was very important. It still is, but there is very little left in our technological society today. I use the Internet, knowing that every word I write can be picked up and read by others — other than the recipients. I drive around town knowing that cameras are reading my license plates, taking my picture, and tracking my movements. I use my credit card knowing I'm establishing a permanent record. I talk on a cell phone, knowing that anyone with the right equipment can listen. I use ATM machines and shop in stores knowing cameras are upon me. I eat in restaurants and dispose of my personal trash knowing my body fluids could be used to trace my DNA. My doctors and the local hospital know more about me than I know about myself. Our smallest actions today are noticed and recorded.

These facts shock and astonish us, but as Christians, we've always had a great surveillant Who has always kept track of us. He knew us when we were in the womb, and He knows the number of hairs on our head. He knows everything we think, say, and do. Nothing can be hidden from Him.

Psalm 139:1,2,7 – O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? (NIV)

Are we living in such a way that God is pleased with what He sees in us?

Prayer: Lord, our finite minds cannot comprehend Your greatness and Your knowledge of us. Yet You care for each of us. We praise Your name. Amen.

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