"Just a few," he replied.
"But you've prepared so much material. Kind of wasted," I suggested. "You didn't have to work so hard!"
"Well! I did prepare for 20. But, I would have prepared it the same way for an audience of one." He smiled.
All too often, we forget there is always someone who is watching our performance. One person in the Bible was keenly aware that he was always in the presence of the audience of One. His boss's wife made advances to Joseph day after day.
One day Joseph went into the house to do his work as usual and was the only man in the house at that time. His master's wife grabbed his coat and said to him, "Come and have sexual relations with me." But Joseph left his coat in her hand and ran out of the house. (Genesis 39:10-12 NCV)
Does the intensity of my effort, the degree of faithfulness and commitment fluctuate because I know I am being observed?
Is my level of excitement and participation tied to the size of attendance?
To the audience of One, faithfulness has only two kinds — "total" or "lack of" faithfulness.