"The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good." Proverbs 15:2
We recently took a family vacation and traveled to the state of Indiana by air. Since I don’t fly very often, I am still amazed at the aerial view that is available as the jet begins its ascent. During these particular flights, I experienced the aircraft climb higher and higher, as the view became wider and wider; until we reached the appropriate altitude.
As the plane cruised above the clouds at an altitude of over 30,000’, I couldn't help but ponder on our limited view of life. In our finite and frail condition, we can only see our lives from a partial perspective. However, God is not bound by this limitation as I was reminded during our air travels. In fact, the Bible declares that God is able to see not only from a bird’s eye view, but also every angle possibly imaginable.
"Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord." Jeremiah 23:24
"You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways." Psalm 139:3
Knowing this truth can either bring conviction or comfort, depending on our circumstances. If we are not aiming to live in absolute obedience to God, but rather attempting to hide some type of secret sin in our lives, we should feel ashamed as we are naked before God."
"And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account." Hebrews 4:13
On the other hand, if we are striving to live a life completely surrendered to God, and yet we find ourselves in situations that seem to suggest that God is not watching, we can be encouraged to know that He is.
Even in what would appear to be a humiliating and agonizing defeat in the eyes of man, is not necessarily so from God’s eye view. The perfect example is the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ. As those who witnessed this cataclysmic event perceived it to be a horrific end, in actuality it was a full display of God’s greatest glory that ultimately resulted in supreme victory.
So in light of the fact that “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good”, let us respond accordingly:
1. If there is an area of your life that you have been unsuccessfully hiding from God? Stop holding out and hand it over to Him in repentance.
2. If there seems to be insurmountable odds stacked against you, continue to trust in Christ Jesus and be encouraged to know that God is mindful and sees the bigger picture that will produce a glorious outcome.
Posted on Mon, September 8, 2014
by Sam Petitfils