The true test of character is what you do when you think no one is watching you.

Have you ever done something blatantly wrong, suspecting that no one “important” saw you?  Recall the emotional distress you endured – guilty conscience, hyperventilating, paranoia, or sweaty palms.  These are warning signs intended to help you make a better choice.

Moses ignored all of these signs, and still pursued an uncharacteristic choice.  Worse, he, like many of us, tried to cover his tracks, to ensure that no one would find out.  Here’s a gentle reminder: “The Lord is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3, New Living Translation).  Or, as the timeless words of an old quartet melody note: “What’s done in the dark will come to the light.  You’d better get your house in order.”

Be blessed …