God does not need eyeglasses! Neither can we limit him to 20/20 vision. We must understand that a physical body with all its limitations is not God's nature. God is Spirit and as such cannot be limited. God is all seeing, all knowing, all powerful, and all everything else we cannot attribute to our fleshly bodies.

The phrase, "the eyes of the Lord" appears several times throughout the pages of divine inspiration. The Holy Spirit's words help us better understand our infinite God. We can relate to vision from our human perspective. We can perceive only what our limited minds can grasp. Let us glean from the phrase "the eyes of the Lord."

"The eyes of the Lord are in everyplace." (Proverbs 15:3). We simply cannot escape the all-seeing eyes of God. We read, "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth," (2 Chronicles 16:9).

Understand this also; if we were to "ascend up into heaven or descend unto hell," we would still be under surveillance of the eyes of the Lord, (Psalms 139:7-8). Not only are the eyes of the Lord in all places, but they are also, "beholding the evil and the good," (Proverbs 15:3).

We are told, "His eyes are upon the ways of man, and he sees all his goings," (Job 34:21). We may be able to hide evil from our fellow man in this life, but not from God.

I am thankful that the eyes of the Lord are filled with grace. I believe that if "Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord" (Genesis 6:8) I can also.

I am thankful that God's saving grace is so plainly set forth through the gospel of Christ, (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). I am thankful that I have a savior who was willing to die for my sins.

The Psalmist says that "the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry," (Psalms 34:15). I personally know of nothing that can be more comforting than to be able to confidently cry out through penitent prayer to my God who hears and cares. Peter reassures us that "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil," (1 Peter 3:12).

By Wendell Ward

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