I have a peppy Bichon Frise named Buddy who has a mind of his own. The other day, I was cleaning my room and he trotted in. Without skipping a beat, Buddy jumped onto a piece of furniture and put his paws up on my dresser, where half-eaten snacks sometimes take residence. He’s not allowed there and I shooed him away.
“You dumb dog, can’t you see I was watching?” For some reason in his little doggy brain, he thought I wouldn’t notice him blatantly disobeying me.
Suddenly, I was struck by the same lesson. There were times I thought I could do something behind God’s back. It’s easy to forget that God’s always watching. It says in Psalm 33:13, “from heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind.” A Christ-follower should choose what is right, especially when he or she is alone, because there’s always someone watching.
In the end, God will either commend or condemn what is done because he’s always watching.
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