I Love the “Eyes of the Lord”

God is spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). Jesus used this teaching to help us understand God. Because He is spirit, we are not confined to worship Him in only one place. He is available to us wherever we are.

This teaching also shows that God cannot be contained. He shows how small was the thinking of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin when he said after a brief few minutes in space, “I did not see your God.”

We know God is spirit. He is not flesh as humans. At the same time, we need to speak of God with human characteristics. It helps us understand the Lord, and it helps us know how He cares for us.

For that reason I love to talk and read about the eyes of the Lord.

The eyes of the Lord in Scripture show how much God cares and how He is with us always.

I particularly like how the “eyes of the Lord” show God’s constant protection and care.

The Scripture shows this wonderful truth: “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2 Chronicles 16:9).

These words were spoken to King Asa when he depended on human power instead of depending on God. We do the same when what God wants us to know is that we can depend on Him. He delights in caring for His people.

Psalm 33:16–19 also speaks about the eyes of the Lord. The psalmist affirmed what we know through the Spirit of God, “A king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a vain hope for victory, and by its great might it cannot save. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, and those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine.”

I thank God for the eyes of the Lord.

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[Thanksgiving] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— — 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 (NIV)