In Full View: It’s how we should live our lives.
20 This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, “I’ve done nothing wrong.”
Personal integrity is at the top of the list for Christ-followers. Why? Because what we do and how we are reflects directly upon our Savior, Jesus Christ, and His followers. An even bigger reason is because we have the Spirit of Christ in us (Colossians 1:27), and He is our Lord.
Romans 12:17 tells us, “Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.” Does this mean that we should do everything publicly? No. The Pharisees did because of selfish motives (Matthew 23:5-7). We do everything as if someone is watching so that everything we do brings honor and glory to Christ.
Abba, if we could ever get it into our heads that we are never alone, that You are always with us, we would forget about entertaining inappropriate and thoughts, and especially inappropriate deeds. Help us to think like Christ so that we can become like Christ. Amen.