Hebrews 4:12-13 (NLT)
12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.

In these verses the apostle reminds us God has given us His word expressed through the lives and writings of many men and women. The words are able to dissect our lives to help us see what is right and what is wrong. While many may fool themselves into thinking no one will know if they follow God’s desires; their life is always open and exposed to God.

A man once told me he had a habit of visiting web sites at work that he knew was inappropriate. He said anytime someone passed by he would quickly flip the screen so no one could see what he was looking at. In his mind he thought no one knew the things he was doing. Then one day he was called into his boss’s office and asked to explain the websites he had visited. It seems the company had recorded the history of his computer after suspecting he was doing something inappropriate. Plenty of times we think we are hiding our sins from others, but often we are deceiving ourselves. God always sees our sin and sometimes it is revealed to others to see. Take God’s word to heart and use it as a guide to live your life and let it be open for others to observe. Alcoholics Anonymous as a part of their recovery process says a person should be willing to be open about their faults and also be willing to take a fresh inventory of those things they need help with. May God help keep you accountable in your life so that you live a pleasing and good life.