The Eyes of the Lord
“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere” (Prov. 15:3).
Does this text bring fear to your heart? Does it convey a God who sits above the earth with intensely focused eagle eyes so as to catch you off guard in a moment of weakness? This worry seems to be justified by the rest of the verse, which says He is “keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”
My wife and I recently enjoyed a walk on a beach in Florida. Although the sunshine was warm, the water was cold. There were warning signs of riptides. I noticed a stingray or two washed up on the beach. Windsurfers were jumping the waves at breakneck speed. Yet in spite of the dangerous environment, a …