- Religion and Philosophy
We Are ALWAYS Being Watched Both Now and Forevermore
The truth of the matter is that everyone and everything on this earth is constantly and continually being watched. Yes, eyes are always on us. The difference in why we're being watched depends on who is watching and why they're watching.
Consider this, when others watch us; it's usually for one of the following reasons:
- to emulate us, our behaviors, our lifestyles,
- to evaluate our performance, abilities, or conduct,
- to find fault, criticize, or catch us doing something wrong or inappropriate.
Just like employers, teachers, family members, neighbors, co-workers, friends, etc. watch us, so does God. He keeps a watchful eye over this whole earth.
Generally others watch us from a natural perspective, whereas God watches our heart from a Spiritual perspective.
In 2nd Chronicles 16:9a KJV, we see that "the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him."
Since we all live here on earth, I think it is pretty safe to say that God's eyes are on us as He searches the whole earth.
In Acts chapter 10, we see that God sent an angel to tell Cornelius, a devout Roman army officer, that his prayers and alms had "come up as a memorial before God." (v. 4 KJV) As a result, Cornelius and those assembled with him were the first Gentiles to receive the precious gift of the Holy Ghost!
So rest assured that someone is always watching us. But, let us be not overly concerned that others around us are watching us; that's human nature. Instead, let us be more concerned that God is watching us and is searching our hearts with the hope and expectation of finding hearts that are pure towards Him.
Let us seek and embrace the awe of God's watchful presence by striving to live our lives in such a way that brings pleasure to Him. Just as we watch over our children and loved ones yearning to see them grow in truth and righteousness, bringing us joy and pleasure; so it is with our Heavenly Father. Our righteousness brings Him so much pleasure that He shows Himself strong on our behalf satisfying us with all good things.
Because God tenderly loves us, He watches over our lives. He knows us by name (John 10:3) and He keeps us from harm (Psalm 121:7). He watches our coming and our going both now and forevermore (Psalm 121:8). Oh, what a blessing it is to have our Sovereign Lord and Savior watching over us both now and forever more!
Now that you understand that you are being watched and most importantly why God is watching you, what will you choose to do? You may answer this question by completing the short poll below.