Hollywood was been warning individuals for years through movies that somebody is watching you. In 1995 Sandra Bullock starred in The Net, illustrating computer security concerns of the world wide net in this cyber murder mystery. Three years later Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Jon Voight took this concept further in Enemy of the State highlighting how satellites and technological advances can be used to spy on American citizens. Twenty years later, Google, Facebook and tracking devices have made this fear a reality, using cell phones and tablets to actually track where you are and what you’re saying if certain features aren’t turned off. While the popularity of social media continues to climb, many have become distracted, unaware that somebody is watching you.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good, Proverbs 15:3.
From a spiritual sense, the somebody who is watching your every move is the Creator of the heavens and earth. The biblical term for this supernatural ability is omnipresence. According to various authors who have written books describing judgment day, this data is collected over the course of each life. After you die, every deed is made into a movie reel as your entire life flashes before your eyes. Following this presentation, God separates the sheep, followers of Jesus from goats, those who rejected God by their actions, behavior and deeds. If this process does occur, this serves as a warning for the world to shape up by giving your life to Jesus before your hourglass of time runs out on earth.
Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord, Jeremiah 23:24.
After wandering away from the Lord during my first semester of college, I came to my senses feeling empty by what the world had to offer. Through Christian groups on the University of Delaware campus, I went through what I call my spiritual rehab. On one occasion I was introduced to the word integrity. A friend illustrated this in terms of doing what’s right when nobody is looking. This image should be the mindset for all modern day Christians. For some reason, human nature makes people believe darkness or secrecy can hide sins from God. However, the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah exposes this false notion. In view of this truth, may the Holy Spirit fill you with integrity so that as God watches your deeds will be pleasing in His sight.
by Jay Mankus