Saturday, May 28, 2011

He Looks, He Sees

 13The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
 14From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
 15He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
 16There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
 17An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 

He Looks, He Sees

There are some who believe that after God created the world, He simply left it to its own devices. This, however, is certainly not what the Bible teaches us. God, who created this world, has a vested interest in the people He created.

It even goes deeper than this, however. God, our Creator, knows us even better that we know ourselves. He, who fashioned our hearts, considers all of our works and sees us as we truly are! There is good news and bad news in this thought. Well, at least it is bad news for the wicked.

What impresses us? We love big things, do we not? We love to see lofty mountains, huge towers, grand armies, great power and great wealth. Do these things impress God? If He sees wickedness in our hearts, will He overlook it because we are a king?

Psalm 33 tells us, there is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. God is not impressed by the simple things that move mere men. God looks on the heart, and not on the outward appearance.

There lies the good news. The Christian understands that God sees all; He is not mocked, and He is not fooled by outward shows of great strength or great love. God looks from heaven upon the hearts and souls of men, and sees His children. In His great love and affection for them, He guards them, keeps them, and protects them. They are not in this world by chance, but placed here by His almighty design.

By God's grace, let us remember, as we go about the duties of this day, who it is we serve. He looks, and He sees all of the hearts and intents of man upon this earth. Let us live above the foolishness of this world, and seek to truly please the God we love.

God Bless You,

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