Privacy Is a Myth (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 179)
Hebrews 4:13 (NLT)
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.
Is there such a thing as privacy? Not really. And for some people that is a very scary proposition. There is really no such thing as privacy because God sees everything. In our earthly world, computers encrypt everything and the NSA knows everything. Nothing is ever really private especially in God’s economy. In this way, God and other people can hold us accountable for what we do.
Accountability is not a way for someone to control us. For many people, it is easier to live in the dark and keep secrets. But God knows our nature. He knows how easy it is for us to make mistakes. We have flaws and we fail. God knows that the enemy of our souls aims for us weaknesses to trap us and trip us up.
This is why God does not deal in privacy, but in accountability. His grace covers a multitude of sins, but His love covers us so deep that it changes us. He pulls us from the shadow and secrets of sin and shows us a better path. In order to stay close to God and on the straight and narrow path, we have to be accountable to Him. He created us not to hold us back, but to give us every good thing our hearts desire.
“Although we have responsibilities to others, we are primarily accountable to God. It is before him that we stand, and to him that one day we must give an account.”
— John Stott