An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Un-evil Eye

(Proverbs 15:3 KJV)  The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

This is one of the foundations of Christian culture.  America used to be like this.  People were aware that God was watching at all times.  Your parents might not know.  Your spouse might not know.  Your friends might not know.  But God sees all.  Think about how this would effect behavior if we truly believed it.  We would not bother stopping to look around to see if anyone was watching.  We would know God was on the alert.  It would tend to cause us to live at a higher level. 

I don’t know where this started to break down.  Perhaps it was the publishing of the song, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”  Remember how he “sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake...”  If Santa is watching it is better than worrying about God.  After all, we had all those years when we were real stinkers and Santa did not seem to notice.

Whenever it started to change, it is in full flood now.  “Prove it!” is now the cry.  Confessed criminals are set free on technicalities.  Judgments are based on filling out the right papers, not truth.  The law is not based on what the law says but on what a judge feels it should say.  Where are the eyes of God?

If you are a follower of Jesus you must remind yourself that God sees all.  There is no way you can fool Him.  He does not play games.  Was there anything you did yesterday that you would have done differently if you had been thinking about this?  Today is the time to change that kind  of thinking.

2 comments:

covnitkepr1 said...

Speaking of setting crimminals free...in Proverbs 17 God says,“He that justifieth the wicked is an abomination to the Lord.”

If it doesn't set well with Him...it shouldn't with us. Judges and law makers will have a lot to answer for one day.

You have one of the best blogs I've EVER read. I really wish you had a followers wedgit so I could follow and return easier.

I happened on to you just now thru a comment section of another blog I follow.

Pumice said...

Thanks for the input. I am still new to this and have trouble with some of the gadgets. I guess I have a hard time with actually believing anyone would want to follow. I will try to activate it. If it works, let me know.

Grace and peace