God's surveillance system (Mon 16 Jan)
Here's the though for Monday's NIGHT VISION (16 Jan):
Does it really matter what we say....in public or private...or even what we think? MY ANONYMOUS FRIEND deals with this, here...
Matthew 10:26 says...“There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”
Without running to any commentaries to check out what the professional scholars say, I’d like to attempt my own brief commentary and suggest two approaches to interpreting this statement by Jesus.
God’s Omniscience. His surveillance system is absolutely flawless. His security camera captures and records not just movements of men, but the very “thoughts and intents of the heart.” So there is nothing that a man can do or say that will be overlooked or ignored when certain and absolute judgment day comes. No one embraces and promotes the Truth without reward. And no one embraces and promotes the lie (for example—that this Truth is not true) without consequence. Coming to think of it, I guess it boils down to just that—TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE.
Limited revelation. God has chosen to not disclose everything to us about everything. I honestly believe that the Bible is inspired of God, not just for what it says, but for what it does not say. Bible believers, while in this world, are not given all the answers to all the questions. But I’m convinced they have a resource for knowing a whole lot more than the person who rejects Biblical revelation. And the promise is that in that still-to-be-revealed-hereafter we will be changed so as to be given an expanded capacity to know what we can’t know now. “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known” (1 Cor. 13:12).
Can you imagine a more pertinent ongoing attitude and prayer than the one David prays in Psalm 19:14? I refer to this often. I’m not ashamed to do it again. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
“Strange how much you need to know
before you know how little you know.”
Hope this was helpful!
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