I’ve Got My Eye on You

Chewing on God’s vision this morning. Vision, not as in His plans for the future, but vision, as in what He sees today. 20/20 vision. Perfect vision. All knowing vision. I get that. Not surprised by it. It’s kind of what you’d expect from God. But reminded also this morning, that He also has His eye on me.

The LORD looks down from heaven; He sees all the children of man;
from where He sits enthroned He looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth,
He who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.
The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.
Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love,
that He may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine.

(Psalm 33:13-19 ESV)

Sometimes I think about a heavenly balcony. A bird’s-eye view of all that transpires here on earth. Whatever else it might be, it is no less than the very throne of the LORD of heaven and earth, the Holy God, our Creator. He looks down from heaven. He sees everyone and everything. Familiar with every deed. Like I said earlier, not surprised that an omniscient God would have omni-vision.

But then I hit verse 18 and my immediate thought is, “This seems somewhat redundant?”

Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His steadfast love,

Of course God sees the believer if He can see everyone. It just stands to reason that if God sees all the children of man He’s going to obviously also see all His children of faith.

As I noodle on it, though, I notice the songwriter wants me to see something. To behold that, not only does God see those who fear Him, but He has His eye on them. Far from being but dots amongst the 7.8 billion earth inhabitants, God is acutely aware of those who revere Him, of all who stand in awe of Him. His mental and spiritual faculties (literal meaning) keenly attuned to them.

En masse, men look to their leaders and military strength for their salvation. They look to their own resources and self-realized abilities to gain victory over the challenges of the day. God looks down from heaven. Sees them. All of them, and their misdirected deeds. And He says, in effect, Nope, that’s not where your help should ultimately come from. It can only come from “the LORD, who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 121:1-2).

See, His eye is on those who hope in His steadfast love. Intimately familiar with their frame, their frets, their inflictions and failures, He is ready, willing, able, and sufficient to keep them from falling (Jude 24).

Our God who looks down from heaven and sees all the children of man, is the God who whispers this morning, “I’ve got My eye on you!”

By His grace. For His glory.

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