Most of us clean up really well. We put on our public faces. We play the role. Some people go about their daily tasks with such a level of confidence, professionalism and excellence that you would think they are close to faultless.
They are always perfectly groomed…
Their credit score is 800,000,000…
They always know the right thing to say…
Their focus is surgical…
Their anointing is nearly biblical.
They are never shaken by anything.
Do you know someone like that?
Watching these people can make you feel…
But God sees ALL of us as we really are.
We all stand NAKED before God.
Even the most fit person has some physical imperfections that they don’t want anyone to see when they’re naked.
God sees us all spiritually NAKED.
Jeremiah 17:10 (NKJV)
10 I, the Lord, search the heart,
I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings
He sees our heart and our motives of WHY we do what we do.
He sees our secret anxieties and insecurities.
He knows when we’re second-guessing ourselves.
He knows those thoughts that make us most ashamed.
He knows our secrets that we hope are never revealed.
He sees us as we REALLY are when we aren’t ‘cleaned up.
He sees us NAKED.
That’s why we should NEVER take the fact that God sent the Living Word as His Son to serve as PROPITIATION for our sins for granted.
1 John 2:2 (NKJV)
2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
Propitiation means that Jesus covered our guilt and our sin. It means that Jesus served as a substitute, appeasing the wrath of God for all of our sins.
God knows on our best day we mess up and stand NAKED before Him.
Stop right now and thank the Lord Jesus Christ for covering your spiritual nakedness.