God Beholds The Evil And The Good
‘The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. Proverbs 15:3’
Where can you hide from God’s sight? David could not hide in heaven, hell, the farthest parts of the sea, or in darkness (Ps 139:7-12). God is everywhere to see everything (Jer 23:24; 32:19). He is not watching from a distance.
What can you hide from God’s sight? David could not hide his thoughts, dreams, or even his unspoken words (Ps 139:1-6). God fully knows even the thoughts and intents of your heart (Pr 15:11; Heb 4:12-13). There is nothing of your life that you can hide from Him.
What will God overlook or approve? The LORD is in His holy temple. His eyelids see and hate all of your hypocrisies, sins, and evil thoughts (Ps 11:4; Hab 1:13). Though you may excuse your sins to others or influence them by other means, you cannot affect God.
No matter where you go or what you try to hide, the LORD Jehovah sees and knows it all. All your ways are naked and opened to His all-seeing eyes (Pr 5:21; Job 34:21-22; Heb 4:13). If you have secret sins that others do not know, He knows each one fully.
Young reader, what is hidden in your bedroom? God sees it, knows why you have it, and will curse you for it. Achan buried stolen stuff in his tent, but the Lord showed it to Joshua; he and his family were stoned to death and burned for it (Josh 7:1-26). What is hidden in your heart? God sees it and will punish you, unless you repent.
Be sure your sin will find you out! God gave Moses these precious words (Num 32:23). You cannot hide sin from God. He sees and knows it all, and you will pay for it. The eyes of the Lord should cause you to tremble in holy fear and hate any thought of sin.
Men have lied to themselves that God does not see (Job 22:13-14). Reject such dangerous folly, dear reader, for it is Satan lying to you. Do not deceive yourself. You would not commit a crime knowing a policeman or judge was watching, so why consider sinning after knowing God the Judge of all is watching?
God also sees your good works. He does not miss a single prayer you make in secret (Matt 6:1-8). A poor widow sneaking her two mites into the treasury was fully known to God (Luke 21:1-4). Every good thing you have done will be remembered in the great Day of Judgment, even those you forget (Eccl 12:14).
God sees every person, all eight billion of them. But His eyes look for those few that love and obey Him, and He will strongly bless them for it (II Chr 16:9). Though very great, He humbles himself to behold His children on earth (Ps 113:4-9). Though perfectly holy, He sees a man’s entire life and heart to overlook some faults (II Chr 15:17).
Christian woman, God sees all you do for your husband and children. Comfort yourself at the end of a long day that your Heavenly Father sees and cares. He knows and revenges any trouble that others cause you, even a cruel husband (Mal 2:13). Remember the case of poor Hagar – the Lord saw her and rescued her in her great need (Gen 16:1-14).
Christian, He sees all your afflictions, so comfort yourself in any distress. He bottles your tears and writes them in His book (Ps 56:8; Mal 2:15). He hears you talk about Him with others, and He writes your name down for it (Mal 3:16). Not a sparrow can fall without His providential care, and you are of more value than many sparrows. Trust Him today.