The all-seeing eye. We thought our parents had one. We are sure our government is watching our every move.
God is watching us 24/7. He sees all that we do, good or bad. “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3)
This should cause us to be careful what we say, do, and how we behave.
God is watching!
Ever since you rose from your bed this morning–there has been an eye watching you!
(Francis Bourdillon, “The Odd Five Minutes” 1873)
“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account!” Hebrews 4:13
Ever since you rose from your bed this morning–there has been an eye watching you! Wherever you have been and whatever you have been doing–that eye has seen you. It has gone with you to your work. It has seen you with your companions. It has been on you when you were alone.
It has seen not merely all that you have done, but why you did it. Your thoughts, your feelings, your motives, which even your nearest friend has not fully known–have all been open to that eye of which I speak. For it is an all-seeing eye–the eye of God!
“His eyes are on the ways of men–He sees their every step!” Job 34:21
“He knows the secrets of the heart!” Psalm 44:21
“You have set our iniquities before You–our secret sins in the light of your presence!” Psalm 90:8
Have you thought of Him whose eye has been upon you today?
Have you given so much as one thought to Him, since the day began?
You have need to pray, great need–for you are dependent upon God for everything. You are entirely in His hand!
If you went to your work this morning strong and well–it was only because God made you so and kept you so.
If you have had enough to eat today, if you are clothed comfortably and have a home to live in–it is only because God supplies your needs. You would have nothing–if God did not supply you. You live–only because He gives you life. He could take all your comforts from you–if it pleased Him. He could lay you on a bed of sickness this very day–He could in a moment, strike you dead!
Have you even spoken to Him today? Have you prayed to Him today?
“I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear Him!” Luke 12:5
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001