“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.”
Proverbs 15:3, 10 NIV
I know, this sounds to some that He is just waiting for you to stumble or fall so He can rain down punishment upon you.
When I was young, I knew my dad loved me, but there were those times I wanted to do things that I knew he would not approve of. So I sneaked around, hoping I could keep this part of my life secret.
Sometimes it worked, and he never found out.
But, to me, keeping the secret messed up the relationship I had with my dad.
I found myself avoiding him.
Sometimes he would discover my “wandering from the path he hoped I would follow.”
Usually discipline of some kind would follow.
Discipline was always painful, not necessarily physically (but there were those types, too), but I knew that he was correcting in me the behavior that I had tried to keep secret.
But the deepest pain was the idea that my dad felt disappointment in me.
Because, I knew that he loved me and wanted the best for me.
I can’t hide hide my sins from the eyes of the Lord.
He has had His eyes on me since I was a tiny fetus still in my mother’s womb.
He knew my strengths, my weaknesses, my future before I ever saw the light of the world.
He watched me all those years before I heard His call, back when I was wicked, doing my own thing, going on the paths I chose, looking for something that was missing.
One day, I heard that call, and He placed me on a different path.
I found that missing thing, an unconditional love, that would never end.
Even if I wandered off the path.
He saw it every time!
And He would use some sort of discipline (which always was painful) to guide me back to the path He had prepared for me.
Because, He is a Good, Good Father.
The question for you is
Have you heard His call?
His eyes see you, too, you know.