On 8 Nov, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen made a discovery which electrified the world -
the X-ray machine. The first X-ray image taken was of his wife’s hand which clearly
revealed her bones and wedding ring. Today, and for many years since, the X-ray machine
has been and is being used to the great benefit of the human population.
The term “X-ray vision” has come to be used metaphorically to speak of one who can “see
right through” some one. That is, they can appear to read their thoughts. According to the Bible,
however, no man can read the thoughts and intents of another man (1 Corinthians 2:11).
However, just as an X-ray image can reveal what’s going on within someone’s body, God can read
every thought of your heart. He knows your intentions. He knows your motives. He knows all of
your secret deeds. “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).
I fear sometimes we worry more about men knowing our thoughts than God knowing
them. Suppose the elders of your church announced that they had purchased a machine that could
read your every thought every second of every day. They then announced that next week they were
going to play back your thoughts for the whole church to hear. You’d be very disciplined with
your thoughts that week wouldn’t you? Listen, God always knows your thoughts! And one day,
He will judge you for them (Romans 2:16). Yes, resurrection day will be a time when the bodies
will come out of the graves, and the skeletons will come out of the closets. God’s vision is better
than X-ray vision. Watch Your Thoughts!