Develop the Inner You
Painting the outside of a house isn’t worth much if the inside is a mess.
Okay, so there’s a downside to God’s judgment. Since He is completely fair and honest, and because He sees the real us from the inside out, there’s no fooling Him. We can’t put on a front, like we do with people, by acting and looking a certain way.
Before we act, God knows what we’re thinking. Before we even think about doing something–no matter how small–God is there. That could be more than a little unnerving, but you shouldn’t take God that way. He’s not a spy. He’s not intruding into your private life. God simply knows you completely (and loves you anyway).
So here’s what you do. Spend as much time developing the inner you as you do maintaining the outer you. Pay attention to stuff like character and integrity. That’s the stuff that comes in God’s all-seeing eyes.
“But the Lord looks at a person’s thoughts and intentions.” 1 Samuel 16:7