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The Presence of God

Let your reverence for the presence of God prevent your sinning against Him and let it motivate you to live a life pleasing to the Lord

“Believer, since the Lord is always present with you, compassing your pathway and your lying down, besetting you behind and before (Psalm 139:3-5), be careful to refrain yourself from doing anything that would be unbecoming of His presence. Set the Lord always before you. Acknowledge Him in all your ways. Fear Him. Humble yourself before Him. Walk in all reverence and humility before His countenance, for to sin in the presence of God greatly aggravates the sin committed. The presence of people serves as a restraint against the commission of many sins, and if the presence of God does not accomplish the same, one reveals himself having more respect for people than for the majestic and holy God. What a despising and proving of God this is! Therefore, let your reverence for the presence of God prevent your sinning against Him and let it motivate you to live a life pleasing to the Lord”

Wilhelmus A Brakel, The Christian’s Reasonable Service