“The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.”
Psalm 15:3 ESV
If God wasn’t so very good, so incredibly patient, so unfathomably loving and so unabashedly ‘for us’… this verse could and should and would scare every person on this planet. God sees both the good and the bad and He blesses the good (and wants desperately to bless the bad if they’ll allow his blood applied to their lives to redeem what’s bad and make them good.)
God’s eyes are always moving, constantly seeing everything and missing absolutely nothing. To a believer, II Chronicles 16:9 gives minute by minute encouragement: “For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may support those whose heart is completely His.” II Chronicles 16:9 AMP
That means you have the greatest Friend ever – in a very high place! God is always for us, never against us. When our hearts wander and blame settles in, He works to draw us back into close fellowship with Him. He’s that kind of Friend.
This Friend, your Abba Father has His eye on you 24/7 every day of the year. He grants exquisite wisdom and counsel to you because His eye is on you. “ I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.” Psalm, 32:8 AMP
His eyes and ears (ears covered on later devotional) work as a team when it comes to our praying. He sees and rewards those He sees being righteous and constantly pushing closer to His heart, and then His ears open and He’s ready and more than willing to converse with us, calm our hearts, heal our sicknesses, provide hope in a dismal world. “The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers.” I Peter 3:12 NLT
And one more truth about God’s eyes. As the prophet Samuel was in the home of Jesse after God told him to anoint one of his sons as Israel’s next king, Samuel had run out of a line of brothers and felt a repeated ‘not that one’ from God’s voice (‘voice’ devotional coming), he asked Jesse, “Do you have any more sons?”
Jesse had one more, David, and that was God’s choice.
The truth is this: “Men judge by outward appearance, but I look at a man’s thoughts and intentions.” I Samuel 16:7 TLB
This week revel in the fact that your God has eyes for you… to counsel you, reward you and keep you close to His heart. (and ‘heart’ is just one more devotion coming on the Anatomy of God)
“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,”