You and I are walking in the presence of the Judge of the whole earth! “… all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:13).
Have you considered what the “all things” consist of? Let’s look at a little list that is among the “all things” being viewed by the Judge:
- Our words
- Our plans
- Our meditations
- The motives of our hearts
“The case of every individual worker is registered in Heaven. Let us consider this.
- Do we want our light and frivolous remarks heard in the presence of angels and before God?
- Do we want the words of pride, that exhibit self, left on the books to condemn us in the Judgment?
- Do we want our plans for self-exaltation written in the unerring records?
Let us ever remember that the Lord, who gave His life for us, is watching with intense interest our course of life, and that angels are witnessing our ways. Seek that singleness of purpose that will lead us to glorify God, and not self. Oh, that each might say when tempted, as did our Lord, ‘The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me’ (John 14:30). …” The Signs of the Times, March 23, 1888.
What will be considered in your case? Will your words, your plans, your meditations give glory to the God of heaven or the god of this world. O that you and I could say as did our Lord, “The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”
“Angels will be commissioned to guard you from the devices of the adversary, and to minister to all your needs. And the object of all this abundant solicitude must, on his part, [A] depart from all iniquity, and perfect holiness in the fear of God. [B] He must watch and pray. [C] He must fight the good fight of faith, [D] resist the devil that he may flee from him, and [E] endure hardness as a good soldier of the cross of Christ. He has to wage a constant conflict with unseen foes, and only through Christ can he come off victorious. He must cultivate courage to surmount the difficulties obstructing his pathway, and build up a character of integrity and virtue, representing to the world the character of his Redeemer. …
“We need to be refined, cleansed from all earthliness, till we reflect the image of our Saviour, and become ‘partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust’ (2 Peter 1:4). Then we shall delight to do the will of God, and Christ can own us before the Father and before the holy angels as those who abide in Him, and He will not be ashamed to call us brethren.” Ibid.