You’re On Candid Camera

Candid Camera with Allen Funt was a TV show of decades ago. candid cameraOn Candid Camera, secret camera shots of people were taken and those same people who were filmed heard, You’re on Candid Camera.

We are all on Candid Camera, but it is God’s candid camera because there is NOTHING done which is secret. God sees everything — the good and bad. Ponder that concept for a minute. You can’t get away with anything! God even knows your motives behind every word and action! You’re on God’s candid camera 24/7/365! There is nowhere you can go to escape God’s candid camera!

No Secret Sin

No one ever got away with sin — no one at any time! There are no secret sins for anyone. When King David sinned with adultery and murder in secret, it wasn’t hidden from God’s candid camera. In fact, God sent Nathan the prophet to David over his secret sins:

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity upon you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight. You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.'” (2 Sam 12:11,12)

No Secret Act Of Righteousness

Jesus spoke of acts of righteousness being done in secret which would yield a reward, IF done with the right motive. They don’t escape God’s candid camera either:

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  (Mat 6:3,4)

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  (Mat 6:6)

so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.  (Mat 6:18)

God Knows Every Detail

God knows how many hair you have on your head (Mt. 10:30; Lk. 12:7) and that insignificant number changes daily! Multiply that infinite knowledge of God times the billions of people on the planet and you have a glimpse of the LORD’s boundless perfect omniscience. Nothing escapes God’s candid camera:

The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. (Prov 15:3)

Since God’s candid camera is on us all, we better find out what he wants and do it. For our own sake, we better do his will for nothing we do, say or even think is done in secret! God’s candid camera has captured it all, even when we think we are alone. God’s candid camera tape which captured sin gets erased when a person gets saved and righteous acts are not remembered when a righteous person backslides:

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” (Isa 43:25)

“But if a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked man does, will he live? None of the righteous things he has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness he is guilty of and because of the sins he has committed, he will die.” (Ezek 18:24)

Remember, you are on God’s candid camera, like it or not!

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