Hebrews 4:12–13 (ESV)
12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Mankind hates when other people meddle in their business. We say all the time, “What right do you have to meddle in my life?” Perhaps our reasoning is justified in some cases for seeking privacy in some matters, but ultimately there is no true privacy.
The author of Hebrews wrote concerning the meddling that the Word of God does in our lives, “piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Whoah seems like some serious meddling in our lives right? But, that is preciously what the Word is intended to do. It must meddle in our very being picking apart each part of our innermost parts. It probes us until it reaches our heart, where it discerns our thoughts and intentions on every matter.
In this way, no creature is hidden from the gaze of God. We long for privacy from our fellow humans, but we will receive no privacy from God. He and his Word must meddle in our lives. Not in a negative way, as if he was doing so sinfully because we know God does not sin.
God meddles in our lives with the purpose of exposing us and bringing us to himself. We must be convicted of sin like Adam and Eve in the Garden, who after sinning realized that they were naked. They were naked not only in appearance but also spiritually before the Almighty God. Yet, it is this Almighty God that offers the clothing to cover their nakedness. In the same way, all our ways are exposed before God and we are in need of the clothing of his righteousness provided only by his Son.
It can be a fearful thing to have God’s Word and Spirit meddling in our lives, but it never to do us harm. God wishes to transform us by the power of his Word and through the working of the Holy Spirit. He wishes to change us. He wishes to clothe us in the garments of his most righteous Son. So, while no creature is hidden from God take courage that if you are clothed in Christ’s righteousness he is pleased to look on you. You are not naked in Christ but fully clothed in his perfections.