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by Wayne Blank
From God's perspective, we do live in glass houses. He "sees through" the heart and mind of everything that we say, and everything that we do. Humans may be able to "fool some of the people, some of the time," but it's impossible to fool God any of the time. There's no "getting away with it" with God. He knows. Shouldn't that inescapable reality make a difference in how we live our lives too?
"Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. I tell you, My friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear Him Who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!" (Luke 12:2-5 RSV)
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before Him no creature is hidden, but all are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do." (Hebrews 4:12-13 RSV) (see By The Book)
"We have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways; we refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God's word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God." (2 Corinthians 4:2 RSV) (see Christian Living)
"It is The Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before The Lord comes, Who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God." (1 Corinthians 4:4-5 RSV)
"And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left." (Isaiah 30:20-21 RSV) (see also Your Guardian Angel)
Fact Finder: Should "people who live in glass houses throw stones"?