“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect” - Genesis 17:1
Living and behaving yourself "righteously" in the sight of God from day to day, is with the realization that you are always in His presence, even as you read this article. It is to be conscious that His eyes are always on you, watching everything you do.
"Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there" (Psalms 139:7-8).
Just the thought alone that God sees all, and "you too," should be reason enough for you to be careful as to how you live, behave and conduct yourself in His presence. Reverence for God is shown when we are respectful in His presence.
Most of the young generation today, are very disrespectful in the presence of the older saints, by the things they say, do and even wear. From this, it is to be determined as clear evidence, that they are only thinking of themselves, and no one else. In the same way, when you choose to lay aside instructions given in God's word as to how "the redeemed" must live in His presence, to live in Christ by your own standards - whether you like it or not, you are being disrespectful in the presence of our Father in Heaven.
In the first part of this text, God introduced Himself as the "Almighty God," that is to say, "El-Shaddai," our Strong, Absolute, Irresistible, Unchangeable, All-Sufficient and Eternal God, who is able to provide us with all we need to help us comply with His commandment.
He has made it possible for us to have his teachings, along with stories and testimonies of many people who have experienced life with Him, all compiled together into a book called "the Holy Bible" to guide us and inspire us, with an expectation that each one of us will read and faithfully obey it to the letter. You must carefully read it, acknowledge it, digest it and keep it, adding nothing of your own to it, which of course is a choice given to every man, woman and child.
In His word, He has shown you what is good in comparison to what is bad, what is light in comparison to what is darkness. And now what is it that He requires of you to do? To reverence the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commands you this day for your good. Plain and simple! (Micah 6:8, Deuteronomy 10:12-13).
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Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.