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He’s Watching You

“The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Proverbs 15:3

Once there was a man who came to the door at the church building and asked for a little financial help. I listened to his story, questioning most of it, but decided to help him anyway. It is difficult to have someone tell you they haven’t eaten in two or three days and put them on their way.

He left with a thank you and crossed the street and faded out of sight. A few minutes later, I saw him walking back my way. Curiously, I watched him as he crossed the street in front of the window. As he came near the building, it was as though he was looking for a secluded place. I moved instantly from preacher to detective and followed his movements from window to window. He slipped around to the rear of the facility, found a darkened spot where he believed he was well hidden. I was peering at an angle out a window nearby and could see his every move. He looked cautiously while reaching into his pocket. Hidden from view, he drew out a small bottle of whiskey, unscrewed the cap and turned it right up into the face of God and polished it off.

I let out a saddened chuckle. It wasn’t funny. The man had taken advantage of me and I allowed it. The chuckle was not that he was drinking the booze. It was that he thought he was alone.

There is no place, whether in the sunshine or in the darkness that God does not see us. He keeps watch on the wicked and the good.

The Psalmist said in Psalm 139, “(1)You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. (2)You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. (3)You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. (4)Before a word is on my tongue, you, LORD, know it completely. (5)You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. (6)Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”

We may well hide from people in the darkness of life, but we will never hide from God. He sees us, which tells me He is interested in what we do and who we are. There is absolutely nowhere to go where God does not see.

So the question comes, “What does He see in me?”