Proverbs 15:3- “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.”
As we go about our day, it’s good for us as followers of Christ to be reminded that the eyes of the Lord are keeping watch over us. Not only those that are His, but the eyes of the Lord are keeping watch over all of His creation (the evil and the good). As created beings, who are dependent on God for everything, our sole purpose is to live a life that is pleasing to Him (1 Cor. 10:31).
The ever-watching and all-seeing eye of God remind us that there is nowhere to hide from Him who knows all things and there is nothing that we can ever “get away with.” For the believer, these truths about God are both glorious and sobering. They are glorious because we know that there is no situation that we will ever face on this side of eternity that our all-seeing and all-knowing God does not already know about and that he will aid us in.
We can rest on the promise of God and believe that He sees where we are and He intimately knows us and cares for us. In knowing us exhaustively He will meet our greatest needs as He sees fit. This is encouraging to the child of God.
Moreover, the fact that God sees all is likewise sobering for the believer in that we are being watched by the one who misses nothing. We are being watched by the one who calls us to holiness and expects that we live a life that practically strives to that end (Lev. 11:44, 1 Pet. 1:16).
Though we will not be sinless in this life, nonetheless, God has called us to sin less as we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior (2 Peter 3:18). This proverb ought to remind us of the importance to walk in the fear of the Lord knowing that we will give an account for every word and deed on the day of judgment (Rom. 14:12).
Though the believer will never face condemnation due to the sufficient work of Christ at the cross on behalf of His people, we should still be sobered by these realities.
One day you and I will stand before God by ourselves going an account for the lives we lived. May we as followers of Christ live in light of that glorious day. What a day of soberness and rejoicing that will be.
May we live in light of that day.