An unnoticed camera was rolling one night in a little store. The night clerk was alone behind the counter when a young man came in looking for money or drugs. The clerk refused, and te intruder leaped over the counter, gun in hand, and fired one shot. There were no witnesses, at least, no living witnesses, but the videotape showed the whole sequence of events clearly. The pictures were all too clear, making an impossible task for the defense lawyer! There was no arguing with the camera!
Even the small details of everyday life do not escape that continual surveillance. Unmanned tollbooths on the highway have tempted many drivers to pass without paying, only to be surprised a few days later to receive a notice that the license plate was photographed and they are fined. Even your encrypted data can be revealed with today’s technology.
We little realize how often our actions are “caught on camera”—how many little cameras are rolling all over the world. Technology has made possible a huge network of surveillance, although it cannot compare with the all-seeing eye of God. Now that is something to think of with wonder and awe. We know that God is omniscient. Do we know what that means? He knows all. All? Yes, truly all. Even the “thoughts and intents” of your most secret heart. “Intents?” Acts only thought about? If God can do that, sinning without His knowledge is an impossible task.
The Lord Jesus Christ, said, “Nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known” (Luke 8:17). If even your worst, most sinful thoughts are known to God, what chance have you of entering into His holy heaven where nothing corrupt or defiling can enter? None at all, in your own efforts, your own goodness.
But, there is coming a day the Bible tell us: “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works…And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:12,15). What will you do then?
But God, “who is rich in mercy,” has made a way for you to escape the final judgment you deserved because of your sin and to save you from spending eternity in the lake of fire. He gave His Son, His only beloved Son, to die for our sins, to take His righteous judgment for you. Isn’t that just overwhelming? God’s Word, the Bible, says it so plainly: “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). More than that, we are promised that “whosoever believeth in Him [Jesus] shall receive remission of sins. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23).
Come today and admit to God that you are a sinner and receive His forgiveness. There is no way into heaven without it!