Characteristic of Transparency
I Samuel 12:3 – Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.
Verse Three – “Behold, here I am . . . ” Behold means to take a prolonged look at my life, not just a momentary glance at one aspect. Samuel laid his entire tenure before the people to judge him and his administration of his office.