“Oh, Lord, You have searched me and known me.” – Psalm 139:1
What a preservation from sin would the continued reflection of this important fact prove to be. The eye of another person, even a child, being upon us would be sufficient to restrain us from various sins. So how much more should the eye of God being upon us continually be sufficient. The Psalmist says, “His eyes are upon the ways of men, and He sees all his goings.” There is no such thing as a “secret” sin, since we are told that “You have set our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.” What a check on insincerity this ought to be and what a means to spiritual duty. An earthly master [employer] cannot have his eye upon a servant continually, but as to God, we are continually with Him. He said to Abraham, “Walk thou before me.” A Christian endeavors to realize this and the thoughts of God are with him, not only frequently, but also pleasantly. As David says in another place, “When I awake, I am still with thee.” So again, what a preservation from sin would the continued reflection of this important fact prove to be, so as to keep us from further sins, especially when alone.
– William Jay