Summary: To show that we all have to answer before GOD.
Are you open to GOD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we all have to answer before GOD.
Hebrews 4:13 (Amplified Bible)
4:13 And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do.
I answer to GOD alone.
All things are opened to GOD
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. No creature concealed from His sight
"And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight,"
Psalms 44:21 (Amplified Bible)
44:21 Would not God discover this? For He knows the secrets of the heart.
Proverbs 15:3 (Amplified Bible)
15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch upon the evil and the good.
Jeremiah 16:17 (Amplified Bible)
16:17 For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, neither is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.
Nothing or no one is hidden from GOD, He sees everyone and everything, and GOD knows them all.
B. All things are open and exposed to GOD's eyes
"but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him"
Job 26:6 (Amplified Bible)
26:6 Sheol (the place of the dead) is naked before God, and Abaddon (the place of destruction) has no covering [from His eyes].
Job 34:21 (Amplified Bible)
34:21 For [God’s] eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps.
Job 38:17 (Amplified Bible)
38:17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the doors of deep darkness?
1. to seize and twist the neck or throat
2. to bend back the neck of a victim to be slain, to lay bare or expose by bending back
3. to lay bare, uncover, expose
4. laid bare, laid open, made manifest to one
C. With Whom we have to do
"with Whom we have to do"
Matthew 25:31-32 (Amplified Bible)
25:31 When the Son of Man comes in His glory (His majesty and splendor), and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
25:32 All nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them [the people] from one another as a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats;
Ezekiel 34:17 (Amplified Bible)
34:17 And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between the rams and the great he-goats [the malicious and the tyrants of the pasture].
We answer to GOD alone for everything we have done on this earth. We are all accountable to GOD alone.
2 Corinthians 5:10 (Amplified Bible)