What Does God See?
It would seem that there could be many answers to this question. Of course, one's relationship with God would determine their answer. What saith the scriptures? In 2 Chronicles 16:9 we read: "For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that he may strongly support those whose heart is completely His..."
"Those whose heart is completely His" are those who seek Him with the whole heart and those that love God with their whole heart. These are those who love the LORD with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength. These are those who seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness.
"The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and His ears attentive to their prayers". (Psalm 34:15). We also read in Proverbs 15:3 that "the eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good".
God sees everything done by everyone, and He knows not only what we do, but the thought and intents of our hearts, and what is in our minds. So we cannot escape the presence of God nor be hidden from His sight.
While many think they can escape God's watchful eye, they cannot. Many sins are done under the stealth of darkness, but even then, the sinners must realize that God can see them in what they do. There is nothing hidden from His sight.
Even those of us who are trying to be faithful must remember that God is always watching us. While we may think that we come into His presence when we go to church, we must know that we are always in His presence and cannot come into His presence (except in our own minds).
We often use the phrases "The Eyes Of The Lord"; The Eyes of God"; or "In the Sight of God" to explain the teaching of God as being right. It is also used to establish that God may see, but not approve of an action that is taking place. Our goal is to be right in the sight of God. Therefore we learn what pleases Him, and strive to do those things that will make Him happy. It is a truth that when we remember that God is watching us, we improve our behavior, so we must never forget that God is near.
He is a God who is near, and not far off. (Jeremiah 23:23). Think on these things (Philippians 4:8).
By Carey Scott
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