Tag: Eyes of the Lord

Remember Me Lord Jesus!

Scripture reading for April 3rd:  Luke 23, Psalm 67, Proverbs 5

Key Scriptures: Luke 23:39-43 “One of the criminals who were hanged railed at Him, saying, “Are you not the Christ?  Save Yourself and us!”  But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?  And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.  And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into Your kingdom.”  And He said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.””

As Jesus hung on the cross, crucified between two criminals, a discussion between them took place.  One criminal mocked Jesus as the “Christ” and made fun of His ability to save them or Himself.  The other criminal rebuked the mocker and reminded him that they were really getting what they deserved but Jesus was innocent.  Then the second criminal made a faith confession.  He asked Jesus to remember him when He came into His kingdom!  Jesus immediately answered that that day he would be with Him in Paradise!

Faith Confession:  Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, The Christ who alone can save me from my sins, and not only me but all who repent and believe in You.  I look forward to Your return!

Proverbs 5:21-22 “For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths.  The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.”

 

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Thankful for God’s Eyes!

Scripture reading for April 27th:  2nd Chronicles 13-16

Key Scriptures:  2nd Chronicles 16:8-9  “Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen?  Yet when you relied on the Lord, He delivered them into your hand.  For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.  You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”  

God, in great love, sent a prophet to help King Asa see and understand his error of relying on a foreign king and army, instead of the Lord.  Hopefully Asa would repent and walk with the Lord in victory. King Asa was not sold out in his heart to the Lord and fully committed to Him, so he became angry and put the prophet in prison!  He soon lost his health and life!

Thankful that God sees all:  “Nothing in all creation is hidden from His (God’s) sight.  Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”  (Hebrews 4:13)

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The eyes of the Lord!

Scripture reading for April 14th: 2nd Kings 13-17

God the Father is Spirit and He has the ability to see and know all things.  The writers of Scripture often speak of the “eyes” of the Lord.  God’s eyes are able to see in different ways than our eyes function.  His eyes are able to penetrate into the depths of our thoughts and motives.  His eyes see what we think we are doing in secret.  His eyes can see in the darkness as if it is daylight and no detail escapes Him.  His eyes are able to weigh good and evil and make righteous judgments.

As we read through the stories of the various kings of Israel and Judah, we have one of two remarks that are repeated time and again.  If the king was good, the writer states that “he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord”. (2nd Kings 15:3)  If the king was wicked, the writer states that “he did evil in the eyes of the Lord”. (2nd Kings 15:9)  Those kings who obeyed the Lord and sought to walk in honor of Him were seen by the Lord and rewarded accordingly.  God’s eyes are always watching for those whose hearts are fully committed to Him so that He can show himself strong on their behalf.  (2nd Chronicles 16:9)

We would also do well to remember the “eyes of the Lord”.  God is watching us as well!  David asked God to keep him as the  “apple of His eye”.  (Psalms 17:8)  God told Solomon that His eyes and heart would always be in the Temple he had built. (1st Kings 9:3)  We are now the living stones of the new Temple built by the greater son of David and Solomon!  God’s keeping eye is upon us today.  He looks in love upon us because of His Son.  Take a moment to look up today and thank God for his marvelous eyes!   If you love Jesus, He’s smiling as He looks at you!

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;” Psalm 34:15

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The eyes of the Lord!

Scripture reading for April 13th: 2nd Kings 13-17

God the Father is Spirit and He has the ability to see and know all things.  The writers of Scripture often speak of the “eyes” of the Lord.  God’s eyes are able to see in different ways than our eyes function.  His eyes are able to penetrate into the depths of our thoughts and motives.  His eyes see what we think we are doing in secret.  His eyes can see in the darkness as if it is daylight and no detail escapes Him.  His eyes are able to weigh good and evil and make righteous judgments.

As we read through the stories of the various kings of Israel and Judah, we have one of two remarks that are repeated time and again.  If the king was good, the writer states that “he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord”. (2nd Kings 15:3)  If the king was wicked, the writer states that “he did evil in the eyes of the Lord”. (2nd Kings 15:9)  Those kings who obeyed the Lord and sought to walk in honor of Him were seen by the Lord and rewarded accordingly.  God’s eyes are always watching for those whose hearts are fully committed to Him so that He can show himself strong on their behalf.  (2nd Chronicles 16:9)

We would also do well to remember the “eyes of the Lord”.  God is watching us as well!  David asked God to keep him as the  “apple of His eye”.  (Psalms 17:8)  God told Solomon that His eyes and heart would always be in the Temple he had built. (1st Kings 9:3)  We are now the living stones of the new Temple built by the greater son of David and Solomon!  God’s keeping His eye upon us today.  He looks in love upon us because of His Son.  He lives and dwells with us and in us by His Holy Spirit.  He is with us always to watch over His Word and bring it to pass in our lives as well.  Take a moment to look up today and thank God for his marvelous eyes!

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;” Psalm 34:15

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The Nation Whose God is the Lord

Scripture reading for June 10th: Psalms 31-35

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.  From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind, from His dwelling place He watches all who live on the earth, He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.” (Psalm 33:12-14)

The nation that the psalmist is talking about is Israel and their God is the Creator of heaven and earth.  They became the people of God by His choice of Abraham to begin the nation by a supernatural birth of a son, Isaac.  They were known as the “chosen” people.  God chose them, they did not necessarily choose him.  This nation was God’s inheritance, a people who were to love and serve Him willingly by faith.

God watches over this nation.  He sees all of mankind and is able to know everything that they do on the earth from His vantage place in heaven.  God knows the thoughts of each person and the plans that they are making.  He sees whether or not they have faith or if they are trusting in their own strength.  His eyes are particularly attentive to those who fear Him.  (Psalm 33:18-19)  He will rescue them from death and provide for their needs in difficult times.  God’s unfailing love guarantees the safety and provision for those who stay true to Him.  His people can rest in His promises.

The thought among many Christians in our country is that America is the nation whose God is the Lord.  We want to believe that this is true, but must be sure to remember that God is not partial to nations or political beliefs.  He responds only to those who walk by faith in His Son Jesus Christ!  The “nation whose God is the Lord” must be a nation that is living for the Lord and fearing Him.  When we legalize the killing of our babies and call homosexual behavior an acceptable alternate lifestyle, we are certainly not living as if our God is the Lord! When we promote evil as entertainment and fail to care for our children, God’s favor is not granted.  A revival will come in our land when God’s people begin to humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways.  God promises to hear from heaven and heal our land.

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The Eyes of the Lord!

Scripture reading for April 14: 2nd Kings 13-17

Even though God the Father is Spirit, He has the ability to see and know all things.  The writers of Scripture often speak of the “eyes” of the Lord.  God’s eyes are able to see in different ways than our eyes function.  His eyes are able to penetrate into the depths of our thoughts and motives.  His eyes see what we think we are doing in secret.  His eyes can see in the darkness as if it is daylight and no detail escapes Him.  His eyes are able to weigh good and evil and make righteous judgments.

As we read through the stories of the various kings of Israel and Judah, we have one of two remarks that are repeated time and again.  If the king was good, the writer states that “he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord”. (2nd Kings 15:3)  If the king was wicked, the writer states that “he did evil in the eyes of the Lord”. (2nd Kings 15:9)  Those kings who obeyed the Lord and sought to walk in honor of Him were seen by the Lord and rewarded accordingly.  God’s eyes are always watching for those whose hearts are fully committed to Him so that He can show himself strong on their behalf.  (2nd Chronicles 16:9)

We would also do well to remember the “eyes of the Lord”.  God is watching us as well!  David asked God to keep him as the  “apple of His eye”.  (Psalms 17:8)  God told Solomon that His eyes and heart would always be in the Temple he had built. (1st Kings 9:3)  We are now the living stones of the new Temple built by the greater son of David and Solomon!  God’s keeping eye is upon us today.  He looks in love upon us because of His Son.  He lives and dwells with us and in us by His Holy Spirit.  He is with us always to watch over His Word and bring it to pass in our lives as well.  Take a moment to look up today and thank God for his marvelous eyes!

“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;” Psalm 34:15

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