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