Matthew 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
I have lived my entire life in a “fish bowl” or “glass house”. First as a preacher’s son then as a preacher myself. Everyone watches you. Some want to see how you deal with problems that come up in your life, others sadly just want to see you make a mistake. Believe me, we all make mistakes. You, also live a life that is being examined.
Children watch and emulate their parents and others around them. God is watching us at all times. The Bible says we are surrounded by scores of angels. You have friends and co-workers who watch you. What example do you give them?
No, you may not be held as accountable for your every slight mistake as a preacher, or another minister, but, someone has probably taken note of how you dealt with your mistake. Did you blow it off? “Aw, it wasn’t anything. No big deal.” Or did you follow up on your knees before the Lord such as David did? Crying out to God for forgiveness.
I can’t help but think of Moses. He killed a hard task master that was beating and mistreating a Jewish man. He looked around, every direction, and thought no one noticed. But the next day he found out he was wrong. He spent the next forty years tending sheep in the desert because of it.
We forget throughout our daily struggles we are always being watched. It’s how we respond when we goof up, fly off the handle and say things we shouldn’t have, or realize a deal we made wasn’t really ethical, legal maybe, but not ethical. Do you cry out for forgiveness? Or shrug it off as no big deal.
Mark 4:22 “For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.”