The God Who Sees

Psalm 33:13 says: “He sees ALL the sons of men.”  

That is a pretty inclusive statement!  There is no one who flies “under His radar”.  God sees us all.  This is true for better and for worse:

— No one’s sins are missed by Him.  Psalm 139 reminds us: “darkness and light are alike to Thee” and “before there is a word on my tongue, You, O Lord know it all.”  You may hide the depth and breadth of your sins from everyone but God; He sees it all — even your most vile thoughts.  This truth should make each of us despair of any hope of “self-righteousness” and cause us to cast ourselves on God’s mercy in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. 

— But it is also true in a more “positive” way: none of us are beneath God’s notice; He sees and cares about everything you do.  Isaiah 40:27 says: “Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, ‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and the justice due me escapes the notice of my God?’”  Your trial, your need, your complaint — nothing is missed by Him;  “He sees ALL the sons of men” —  so you can be confident that He sees YOU!

One of my favorite names for God in the Old Testament teaches this truth.  In Genesis 16:13, Hagar, who was a castaway slave, realized that in her plight she had been noticed by the Lord, and called Him Yahweh Roi — “the God who sees.”  It was a precious name for Hagar, and it should be for us, too.  Your needs, your problems — and yes, your sins — do not escape the notice of the Lord.  He is “The God Who Sees!”

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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1 Response to The God Who Sees

  1. Pingback: Inspirational Bible Verses . . . The God Who Sees Me! ~ El Roi ~ Genesis 16:13 and MORE! ~ « Gracie Creswell ~♥

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