Do you ever notice how people present their best table manners when they eat at a public restaurant among important people, or how they act when they are in the presence of a preacher or an elder of the church?
These two illustrations merely bear testimony to the fact that people act their best when they know someone is watching them. A truth that we sometimes forget is that the Lord is watching us all the time! The Proverb writer observed, "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good" (Proverbs 1 5:3). He watches every step we take and He sees through every flimsy excuse offered in attempting to justify any unfaithfulness.
There's an all-seeing Eye watching all of us — Someone to whom our whole soul is laid bare (Hebrews 4:13; cf. Psalm 90:8). This fact should motivate us to do what the second and third verses of this old song exhort us to do, "As you make life's great flight, keep the pathway of right . Fix your mind on the goal, that sweet home of the soul ... Never turn from the way to the kingdom of day." The chorus ends with our beginning thoughts, "Every day mind the course you pursue; Watching you, watching you, There's an all-seeing Eye watching you.'