And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account (Hebrews 4:13).
For a Christian, the most important thing about our lives is that we are sinners who have been forgiven. Before we received that forgiveness, which of course happened at our New Birth, we were aliens to God. Like an illegal alien in a foreign country, we existed, we had a life, one in which we tried our best to make a name for ourselves, but we had no rights to the benefits of the country we lived in, God’s Creation. Once we were born again—nothing ever will match that historic event, the day we made Jesus our Lord—we became legal, and all the benefits of God became ours.
Of course, we no longer live like the heathen, parading ourselves to be seen, bragging about our exploits, refusing to do jobs beneath our dignity, requiring titles of superiority, avoiding our poorer kin so that we won’t feel guilty, or do we? It’s always good to remember that God’s eye is on each of us 24/7. He sees everything. We might as well give up the vestiges of the old life and live as if the greatest thing about us is that we are sinners who have been forgiven.