Job 31:4, “Doth not he see my ways, and count all my steps?”
The context of this passage is Job speaking about he has made a covenant with his eyes. He gives a couple reasons as to why he has made a covenant with his eyes to not look lustfully on a woman.
The first reason is in verse 3, “Is not destruction to the wicked? and a strange punishment to the workers of iniquity?” He realized the punishment and destruction that would come from that sin. It has been said that you can choose your sin, but you cannot choose your consequences.
The second reason is in verse 4. God always sees. Proverbs 15:3, “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” I used to work at a school, and it would amaze me how different the students would act when they knew the teacher was watching. When the teacher was watching them, they would do exactly what they knew they were supposed to do (most of the time.) It was when they thought the teacher wasn’t watching that they would get into trouble.
I feel like sometimes Christians treat God as a teacher. When we think he is watching, we do what is right, but when we think no one is looking, we do what we want. However, God is always looking. We ought to act as if God is looking over our shoulder and watching everything that we do because God always sees.
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