Hagar was the first one to recognize the Lord as One who sees. She was treated by her mistress harshly and so, she fled from her presence. She called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are the God who sees” in Gen 16:13.. That is when, the ‘Angel of the Lord ‘ found her by a spring of water in the wilderness.
Are you going through some wilderness in your life? Cheer up! Dear child of God, ‘the eyes of the Lord’ is upon you. He knows what you are going through. He sees the end from the beginning.
What does the ‘eyes of the Lord’ do?
1. Sees your ‘substance’:
The Psalmist says, ‘Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed’ (Ps 139:16). Substance means ‘fetus’. The literal meaning of substance…unformed is used for clay not yet formed into a pot or a skein of thread not yet woven. God says to Jeremiah, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, my eyes saw you’ (Jer 1:5)
Did you know that the Lord saw you before you were even formed? It is true. The Lord, who saw you then, can see what you are going through now.
2. Guides you:
The Lord says,’ I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye’ (Ps 32:8) Are you in the crossroads of life? You have the Lord who promised to be your guide. He has promised to guide you with His very own eye.
He is well able to lead you, for he is the shepherd, the good shepherd and the chief shepherd. He will lead you in green pastures and beside still waters. Amen!
3. Shows Himself strong on your behalf:
Zac 4:10 says …the eyes of the Lord which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth. That is the world’s most powerful scanner. It can scan the whole earth. Can you comprehend that? Praise God!
2Chron 16:9 says…the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
Are you running here and there to get a hold of something? If so, you need to stop right where you are and look up to God. Pour out your heart to Him and be faithful to Him. You will definitely get His attention, if He finds you loyal. The Lord will fight for you and you will hold your peace. He will definitely show Himself strong on your behalf.
4. Watches the ‘ways of man’:
Pro 5:21 says, ‘The ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord’. Pro 15:3 says, ‘The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good’. Jer 16:17 says, ‘iniquity is not hidden from His eyes Jer 32:19 says, ‘the eyes of the Lord are open to all the ways of man…to give everyone according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doing.
Is there any one who gives you a heartache? May be the words of someone or the attitude of somebody. Leave it to the Lord. He is the best person to take care of the situation. He is the one who is authorized to give according to the ways and according to the doings of people. Let God be God. Your part is to forgive the ones who said or did something against you. That is what is your part. Your reward will be great in heaven. I know, it is much easier said than done. But the Lord will help you. He is able.
Discription of the ‘eyes of the Lord’:
In the vision of the Son of Man, John the disciple says …His eyes looked like ‘a flame of fire’ as found in Rev 1:14. In another vision, Daniel saw the Lord where His eyes looked like torches of fire. (Dan 10:6)
And the Bible says that, ‘the Lord makes His ministers ‘a flame of fire’ (Read Heb. 1:7 and Ps. 104:4) God’s will is that every one who serves Him will become a ‘flame of fire’. *Now, who is a minister? It refers to every believer. Each one is called to serve.
‘Apple of God’s eyes’ and the ‘apple of your eye’?
God says that, you and I are the ‘apple of His eye’. Deu 32: 9,10 says…The Lord’s portion is His people. Jacob is the place of His inheritance…He kept him as the apple of His eye. Here, Jacob stands for the children of Israel or in other words, the people of God. Zac 2:8 says…he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. You are so precious to the Lord. He considers you as the apple of His eye. Isn’t that amazing? This is the prayer which David prays in Ps 17:8…. Keep me as the apple of Your eye, Oh Lord!
Our God expects ‘His Word’ to be ‘the apple of our eyes’. He says it as a commandment for our own good. God’s Word says in Pro 7:2, …keep my commands and live, And my law as the ‘apple of your eye’.
God has kept us as ‘the apple of His eye’. Are we keeping ‘His word’ as the ‘apple of our eye’? I pray that the ‘Word of God’ will become so very precious to us in the days to come. Amen.