Hebrews 4:13

“And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

Depending on what your relationship is with God, this could be a scary statement. In my younger days, it was a very scary thought for me. I knew I was a sinner, and I dreaded the idea of giving an account of my behavior. I saw God as a severe judge who was just waiting for me to slip. I was frequently reminded that the way was narrow, and few would find it. I was sure I was on the broad-way even though I didn’t want to be. I wanted to be on the straight and narrow, but I just couldn’t get it done. I was afraid of dying because God knew what no one else knew, not even my mother.

If you aren’t a child of God, you have a right to be disturbed by this verse. Like all other humans, you have things hidden from the world, but this reminds you that they aren’t hidden from God. If you are a child of God, you need not be disturbed by this verse. Why is that? Because if you are washed in the blood of the lamb and experienced the new birth, the grace of God removes the negative of your sins. God looks and sees the blood of the cross instead of your wrongdoing. His son has paid the penalty of your sin, and it is no longer counted against you. It was counted against Jesus.

Task for Today: Check your relationship with the triune God today. Make sure you are His child. Have you been washed in the blood? Are you a new creature? Have you died to sin and buried the old man and risen from that watery grave into the newness of life? Don’t live in fear of Him who sees all. Accept His grace.

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