Then Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said about him, “Here is a true Israelite, no deceit is in him.” “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked. “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Jesus answered. John 1:47-48 HCSB
Everyone has probably wished at times to be able to see into the future and know what is going to happen or to be able to “be a fly on the wall” and see the actions and hear the words of others without them knowing you were present.
Jesus is all knowing. He knew who Nathanael was even though they had never met. He could see Nathanael under the fig tree even though He was not present. God can see and hear everything that takes place in our world. That is hard for our small human minds to even comprehend. Jesus also knew Nathanael’s heart and described him as a true Israelite, indicating that Nathanael was a man of sincerity and integrity, unlike the religious leaders of that day.
Challenge: How would Jesus describe you? Would He say you are a person of sincerity and integrity? God knows all and sees all. The next time you are tempted to do something, remember that God is watching and He knows your heart.