This devotion examines whether or not God watches everything we do. We make up a lot of excuses for why God doesn't care about our transgressions. But they are all incorrect. He is aware of our transgressions.
The Lord's eyes are everywhere, keeping an eye on both the evil and the virtuous (Proverbs 15:3). He sees what is behind him and what is ahead of him, as well as all the risks and hazards. "God will bring every work to trial, even every secret thing, whether good or bad" (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).
God is not only aware of what goes on in the world but also controls what happens in it. Nothing happens by chance, for "all things work together for good to those who love God, who are called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28).
It is because God is always watching that he can instantly intervene if necessary. For example, when Noah built the ark he did so without knowing how many people would eventually be saved through his action (see Genesis 6-8). When Jesus was born, God knew that it would be the event that started the long journey of redemption for humanity (see Luke 2:7).
God sees everything because he is omniscient - he knows everything.
"For the ways of man are before the Lord's eyes, and He considers all his steps," the Bible states (Psalm 5:21). God is continually watching over all of us. He notices everything. We can't conceal anything from him or keep anything from him. There are times when we want to hide our sins, but they will always find us out. Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). We need to remember this whenever we want to hide something.
God says that he will never turn his back on us and that he will watch over us as long as we live on earth. This means that no matter what we do, no matter how many bad things we do, no matter how many years pass by, he will never leave nor forsake us. He wants us to know that he is with us every step of the way and that he cares for us deeply.
He also tells us in the Bible that he will protect us from all harm while we are alive on earth. The Hebrew word for 'protect' is 'guard', and it means to safeguard from danger or evil. God promises to guard us while we are here so that none of us will ever experience any pain or suffering. He also promises to take care of us after we die since we will be with him then anyway.
God proclaims in Psalm 14:1, "The idiot has declared in his heart, 'There is no God.'" The word "idiot" comes from a Hebrew word that means "without fear." If someone believes there is no God to be afraid of, they are an idiot.
People have always tried to hide their sins from God. They might hide themselves, their possessions, or even go so far as to have others kill them before they will admit their sins (see John 10:10). But no matter how hard they try, God sees everything and knows everything about everyone. He has perfect knowledge of all our deeds since the beginning of time, but he still loves us and wants to forgive us for our sins.
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the father except through me." (John 14:6) This means that no one can save us from God's punishment by themselves. Only Jesus can do that because he is the only way to reach heaven.
After Jesus died on the cross, three days later he rose again. He went into heaven where he sits at the right hand of God, which is also known as the Father.
God sees and understands everything. God is aware of everything. He can read people's minds. There is no notion that can be hidden from you. He knows everyone's heart secrets. Because he is privy to the mysteries of the heart. Thou, Lord, hast knowledge of all men's hearts. You can't run away from God. He's in every room. You can't hide from him.
He's omniscient- knowing everything.
He's omnipresent- everywhere at once.
He's omnipotent- able to do anything.
These three attributes combine to make up the definition of a perfect being. A being who is entirely capable of accomplishing any task given his power, who has no limitations whatsoever, who is never defeated or overcome by circumstances.
This is what makes God perfect. He is not only wise but also powerful and loving. These are three separate qualities that can be found in many different beings including humans. But because God is infinite justice will always win out over injustice. Good will always win out over evil. Truth will always win out over lies.
In other words, nothing can defeat God.
He created us with certain limitations but he still loves us anyway. Because of this we can trust in him and he will never let us down. He wants what's best for us even if we don't think so right now.
1 Peter 3:12 says, "For the Lord's eyes are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their petitions, but the Lord's face is against those who do evil." 3. 1 John 5:15 says, "And if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have received from him."
In other words, if we pray with faith, we can be sure that God will hear us.
Because Jesus bore God's wrath in our place for our sins, when God looks at us, there is no frown, simply a huge, welcoming grin. And the look on our faces alters as a result of this realization. We don't have to approach God with terror in our eyes, as if he were a judge who would sentence us. Instead, we can face him with confidence, because we know that he loves us even though we have been his children for many years now but still struggle with sin and need his help.
God smiles at us because he sees us as perfect in his sight. There are no defects, no offenses against him, which could cause him to withhold his favor from us. If we were imperfect, he would see me as an enemy instead of loving me as he does.
God smiles at us because he knows that we cannot help ourselves but will want to live for him alone. We are not controlled by something external to ourselves; rather, we are controlled by something internal: our desire to be like him. When we obey this great attraction that lies within us, we prove that we truly love him.
God smiles at us because he is proud of us for living according to his word. Even though we fall short of his glory every day, he still chooses to embrace us as his own.