Monday, 23 June 2014

Big Brother is Watching

Over the years, reality television has grown into a formidable genre. Love or hate it, several spin off reality shows continue to emerge ranging from the absurd to downright inconceivable. Some actually make for great television with the likes of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, An Idiot Abroad, Big Brother etc.
It actually amazes me on how far people would go to be overnight sensations. Some would argue that it stems from this innate desire to be accepted by others-how else can you explain the reason people pretend to be what they are not on Facebook and other social media platforms. The term Big brother refers to a surveillance kind of reality television where a group of contestants are kept in a house specially fitted with cameras giving the voting public all access to participants every activities. The voting public through the lens of big brother is privy to aspects of contestants that other participants don’t know….Uncanny, isn’t it? The idea of being watched and not knowing? Of course some act up for the cameras but they can only go so far before their real character is revealed!
Reputations have been made and sullied in the Big Brother House! Would you behave differently knowing your every acts is being closely watched?
  I know a group of people who would have acted differently if they’d known that unseen eyes were on them or the consequences of their actions.
The early church was comprised of a group of people who lived and shared everything they had together. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales

 Who knew Ananias and Sapphira would lie about the proceeds from the sale of their property? They were moral, upstanding members of the early church but they lied anyway! They were not forced to sell or share the proceeds from the sale of their property but they did and lied anyway. Unfortunately, while everyone else applauded the outward personality, God saw the corrupt inner-man.  They thought nobody heard their private conversation but “big brother was watching” and the consequence was death “Acts 5”.  The plan was to deceive the Apostles but their actions were actually against the Holy Spirit.
A lot of people pretend to be what they are not. They wear a garb of innocence; wolves in sheep’s clothing but God is all seeing and knows the intent of the heart "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."Jeremiah 17:10
For God will bring every deed into judgement, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil".Ecclesiastes 12:4

How does knowing Big brother is watching affect the choices you make today?  Ananias and Sapphira would have had a different record written about them in the bible if only they’d know they were being watched
. The people around might be susceptible to outward charm and acts but God sees the heart and judges accordingly. In all that you do remember BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING.

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