God watching — live life of integrity

You are being watched. Every moment of every day, someone is watching your every move.

It could be your family, your coworkers, your neighbors or your friends. We’re being video recorded in more places than ever before. You might be surprised how often someone has their eye on you.

Even when you think nobody is watching, God is always watching. Job 34:21-22 tells us, “His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. There is no dark place, no deep shadow, where evildoers can hide.”

Sometimes, we just need to be reminded that nothing is beyond God’s eye. When it comes to the matter of integrity, you may be able to fool other people. There may be times you can fool the government. You might be able to fool the insurance company, but you will never fool God.

Nothing gets past his watchful eye, and he’s the one we are all accountable to. One day, we will all stand before God and give an account for the things we have said and done.

There are all kinds of ways to make a lot of money really fast these days. In most cases, they are dishonest or they take advantage of innocent people. Jesus said, “What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?” Proverbs 10:2 says, “Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.” Proverbs 21:6 reminds us, “Dishonest gain will never last.”

The Bible also says Satan is a thief. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life.” God is always truthful, always honest. He never lies, and he is never dishonest. Satan is the father of lies. He is a thief. Do you want to align yourself with the devil or do you want to align yourself with God?

Some try to excuse their ethical shortcomings by saying things like, “I just can’t make it in the marketplace if I don’t lie a little and cheat a little today. Things are too competitive. That’s just how it is. I have no other choice.” If that is what you think, you have already bought Satan’s big lie.

There is no substitute for integrity. Believe it or not, it still exists. Customers want to do business with people they trust. God calls us to a life of integrity with no compromise. Don’t settle for anything less.

You may read Steve Greene’s blog at pastorgreene.wordpress.com or you can email him at steve@gotothepoint.com.