Where Are God’s Eyes?


Where we look often tells what we are thinking. While not always true, it shows what is our focus. Now, God does not physically have eyes, but we know He relates to us in terms in which we can understand. I was responding to a facebook post earlier today. I used 1 Peter 3 to encourage the person I responded. This question jumped off the page, Where Are God’s Eyes?

Psalm 34 answers that question succinctly.

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil,
to blot out their name from the earth.

God’s eyes are on the righteous. The word for righteous here means just, lawful, righteous (as justified and vindicated by God). Who are the Righteous? Romans 2:13 says, “13 For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Not obey in the sense never making a mistake but as in following God’s way – that is Christ. Romans 1:16-18 says, “16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.””  Romans 3:21-22a says, “21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”

From Matthew 13:49, we know “This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous” If you want to be with those who are righteous, those whom God has His eyes, you must believe and follow Jesus.

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