Sep11WedSeptember 11, 2013
Post by: Rob Globke
"The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good."
In part 1 of this series we looked at the benefit in knowing God sees all the good things we do. Today, we are going to look at the relief which comes from knowing the Lord keeps watch on the wicked things as well.
Keeping watch on the wicked
I remember back in the day when hockey was played with only one referee making the calls on penalties. With only one referee, dirty on ice cheap shots were standard. A stick to the groin as the play went up ice. An extra cross check to the back as you battled for a loose puck in the corner. A hook or hold on the back check or forcheck as the "zebra's" turned their attention to the puck being dumped in the zone. These were the days when you really had to keep an eye out because nobody was sure if anybody would ever see anything.
Then, the two referee system was born. Many thought this would curb the extra curricular activity both behind the play and in the play. Indeed, it has helped tremendously, but as we saw in our first post. You can only go so far with the human ability to see everything at one time. Even with two refs on the same sheet of ice, plays will sometimes get missed. And this drives guys crazy.
Part of the reason why it irks players is not so much getting hurt, but the idea that justice was not served. There was a wrong action committed and nobody did anything about it because nobody saw it. So, in lieu of outside justice, many players (to my shame, myself included) decide to take matters into their own hands. Most of the time, the retaliator is the one who takes the heat and not the instigator! This is not good. So what do we do instead?
Enter Proverbs 15:3
As we have seen before, the Lord has the awesome power to see ALL things at any given moment. With this truth in mind you begin to see that no matter what happens to you, or what you do yourself goes unnoticed. The Lord will never turn His back on you. His eyes are everywhere. Here is the awesome sauce of this truth:
1. You must always remember God sees the things you think no one does
When you are the one taking cheap shots. God sees this. When you think no one is watching the wicked things you do. God is watching. There is no where to run, nowhere to go where God will not know what you are doing and see what you are up to. This thought alone should help us to think before we act. So, if you are the one giving out cheap shots, know someone is always watching. More than that, know the Creator of the Universe who holds immense power....is watching!
2. You must always remember that God sees and will eventually judge unrighteous behavior
Check out these two verses:
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,
“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”
says the Lord.
For the LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, The LORD is our king; He will save us.
From Proverbs 15:3 we know God sees all wrong. From the two verses above, we know God will judge all and give justice to all. Although not easy, this should free us from the frustration and anger when we are wronged and nobody sees. We don't have to waste our energy trying to "prove" our situation to anyone. God already knows. That which seems like it is done in secret is not really done in secret at all. Rest assured that God is watching and he will judge at the appropriate time.comments powered by Disqus