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The Eyes of the Lord

Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 5 P.46 – The Eyes of the Lord

Proverbs 5: King James Bible

The Eyes of the Lord – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter five, Verse 21


21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.

Daily Inspiration from These Verses


How easy it is to forget that the Lord is watching all that we do, examines the drive of our thoughts, and weighs the intentions of the heart. As we’ve been discussing throughout these daily devotionals, the Father has personally crafted for us ways for us to traverse.

Those ways that he’s blazed ahead of us resides inside his perfect will. This scripture says that he “pondereth all our goings.” Think on that for a moment.

The Creator of all the universe, with all power and glory, is pondering whether or not he should lead you to the left or to the right today. Should you take the longer road to work that has less traffic? Or should he lead you down the highway because there won’t be as much traffic today than there usually is?

We only see one track, which is the one directly in front of our feet. As much as we may try, we can’t see around life’s corners, nor are we certain what’s going on five minutes from now. Will the phone ring? Will the power go out? Will a tire pop? Will you pull a muscle picking up your pet? Will someone say something?

How many different things just happen that we don’t expect? Not necessarily bad things, just things? We don’t even know whether or not our next breath is our last! Never mind think that we’re perfectly capable to blaze our own trail and take no thought of the Father and the trail that he’s already prepared ahead of us.

The Lord examines everything. Things that we don’t even take thought of. Why in the world would anyone think it’s a good idea to go their own way, and forsake the Father? Well, I think in many cases we get too busy and forget the Lord.

We lose the knowledge that he is currently watching all that we do, say, feel, and think. We simply forget the King of Kings and his omnipresence. We forget that the Father is watching us, and take less care to be our “Sunday best” come Monday through Saturday.

I wonder how much less we’d need to repent should we remember the Lord at all times, and if he were just as present in our point of view, as a parent standing in front of a cookie jar, in the eyes of children that want to swipe a cookie?

 

Related New Testament Scripture – The Eyes of the Lord


1 Peter 3: King James Bible

12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Prayer


Father,

Thank you for examining every step that we’re taking, and forgive us for some of the things that you may be observing that have grieved you. Flush out all that may be within us that is against your design, and fill us with the things that you desire in their stead. Yours is the power, the glory, and the dominion, for ever and ever. May your will be done at all times, in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus we pray.

Amen.

 

Question


Do you forget that the eyes of the Lord are always upon you?

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2 thoughts on “Daily Inspiration from Proverbs 5 P.46 – The Eyes of the Lord

  1. Peace to you Brian & your family. I want to share a few thoughts on today’s devotional. First I love the way you are calling The Father, our parent. He is the model for all parents. He is truthful, trustworthy, just, & a loving disciplinarian, &so much more.
    Second your prayer is an example in part of the Our Father that Jesus taught us. He didn’t want us to always say it verbatim, but like it, as you did.
    Thirdly, the verse & what you shared reminds me of the verse in one of Paul’s letters, where we see ourselves in the mirror, then walk away & forget what we saw. How many times have I read a devotional or did a Bible study &when finished got up to do my daily work & struggle to remember what I just read. Sometimes I do write a scripture down & prop it up at the window at the kitchen sink so I can read it & meditate on it..

    Sorry to make this so long, but I do have a ? The verse “call on the name of Jesus & you will be saved.”
    I live near the fire station in a tourist town near I-90-94. Every time I hear the siren I pray for the emergency vehicles, EMT’S & who ever they are going too to help. I end my prayers with that verse.
    I know that there are many foxhole conversions that are never honored, but I feel this is something that the Holy Spirit would have me do. My ? Is how does this connects with other salvation scriptures that seem to have deeper & serious convictions toward us. I hope I’ve explained this well.
    Sincerely in Jesus name. Janet Goodwin

    • Hi there Janet,
      My apologies for being so tardy in my reply to your comment. Also, I’d like to thank you for your well wishes and prayers for my family and I.

      Concerning your question, I believe that the differences between one salvation verse against the next, is deliberate and for a great reason. That reason would be circumstances. Let’s look at two examples of folks being saved that happen completely different.

      First, take a look at the instance when Phillip was translated to the Ethiopian. He received Jesus and was Baptized. We’ll find scripture about believing in Christ and being Baptized as a means of salvation, and receiving the Holy Ghost.

      On the other hand, we’ve got the thief on the cross, that simply believed in Jesus, and that he was the Messiah. And Jesus let him know that he would be with him in Paradise. As far as I’m concerned, that’s salvation in my book. Having done something that was worthy of crucifixion, I doubt this man was on a track to Paradise before his discourse with the King of Kings.

      In his case, he didn’t have occasion to go and be baptized, or do much more of anything. However, notice that he did confess Jesus before men, due to his reproof of the other thief that wasn’t so kind to the Lord.

      So I believe that these different verses make salvation more attainable to us, as the Father established our salvation to be among the easiest things we would ever do, though it was arguably the hardest thing he may have ever done. All we need to do is the following:

      Romans 10:9 King James Bible
      That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

      It’s as simple as that. If we’re able to be baptized, then go for it. If we’re lead to do this or that, well do what the Lord says to do. But as far as us getting a foot in the door, Jesus’s foot is already there in our stead, and I believe that the foxhole salvation are only forsaken by those who, after they survive the foxhole, forget their plea to the Lord. God never forgets, and as far as I can see, it matters.
      Thanks for your question. I hope I answered it in a meaningful way (or understood what it was you were asking).
      God bless you in Jesus mighty name!!
      Brian

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