The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3 NKJV
Does this bring you comfort and encouragement? Or does it strike terror in your heart?
It depends on whether you are being obedient or not, doesn’t it? If a child knows his parents are not looking, he may reach into the cookie jar when he’s not supposed to. If the child knows he’s being watched, he may not attempt to take something he’s not supposed to.
It’s the same with our spiritual walk. If you’ve given your life over to Christ’s rule, by recognizing your sin, seeking forgiveness through Christ, then His Spirit lives within you. You know He is with you everywhere. He is there in your thoughts. He is there in your outward actions. He is ready to step in to help you when ever to you turn to Him for assistance.
One of the problems is we forget He’s so close, because He’s not visible like a human being is. We think we can handle things on our own. But when we do we are shunning God. He wants to be the first thing we think about. He wants to be the first one we consult when faced with a decision. He wants us to seek Him for daily direction. Proverbs 15:11 says “Hell and Destruction are before the Lord; so how much more the hearts of the sons of men.” This speaks of the Lord watching us. He’s checking us out to see if we’ll do the right thing. He’s watching our move to see if we’ll choose to draw closer to Him or continue doing things our own way.
The Bible says “fear of the Lord” hundreds of times. Fear of the Lord is to have proper reverence for who God is. Remember, He spoke this world into existence. He can easily speak it out of existence if He wanted to. He is merciful and patient as He does not want a single person to perish but all to come to know Him and be saved.
Fear of the Lord keeps us in proper perspective too. If we reverence God for who He is, we will clearly see us for who we really are. We are sinners needing forgiveness. With that securely in our mind, we are more dependent on God to walk with us to deliver us from continuing down a path of sin.
Proverbs 15:33 says “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom and before honor is humility.” A key to gaining wisdom is fear of the Lord. Before we can attain wisdom, we must humble our self before the Lord.
What do you think? Are you willing to humble your self before our Lord? He’s willing to forgive your transgressions and guide you along the path of righteousness.
Lord, thank you for watching over us and being in us who believe in Christ. Help us have proper reverence of you. Enable us to be quick to run to you for counsel. May we continue to humble our self before you and attain your wisdom. In Jesus’ name Amen.
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