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Monday, July 16, 2012

Proverbs 15:3

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

For further study - Proverbs 15:1-33

Someone has said that a Christian should read one chapter of Proverbs every day of the month. In fact that works very well because there are 31 chapters in Proverbs. May I encourage you to read today this 15th chapter of Proverbs. It is packed with wisdom for everyday living.

As you read through this nugget of God's wisdom please notice verse 3. What an awesome thought, "the eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good".

These words remind me of other verses that convey that same truth to the reader: Proverbs 5:21 --- "the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord": Job 34:21 --- "His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all His goings": Jeremiah 16:17 --- "Neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes": Jeremiah 32:19 --- "For thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of man": Hebrews 4:13 --- "neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight".

John the Revelator wrote in the description of the resurrected, glorified person of Jesus Christ, found in Revelation 1:12-16, that His eyes, verse 14, were as a "flame of fire". A further word study of this description would indicate that the Lord has "x-ray vision". He sees all, everywhere. His eyes are upon our every activity, our every word, our good works and our bad works.

What an awesome thought as we await the One described in Revelation that will call us up to be with Him forevermore, at the Rapture. At the time of the Rapture we will stand at the "Judgment Seat of Christ", a time when all of our works will be judged, both the good and the bad, by Jesus Christ.

This truth should be help to bring us more in line with "His image" as we prepare to enter into "His eternal presence". This is not a time to determine "saved" or "lost" that will be already determined before we arrive at the Judgment Seat. This judgment is to determine "rewards" or "loss of rewards" that Jesus will or will not give each of us.

These "rewards" will be for praising Him for what He has done for us, Revelation 4:10, and also to determine our "job description" for eternity future, Revelation 22:12. This will be a very awesome time. We must prepare for it today. Remember, the Rapture can happen at any moment, even today. 

PRAYER THOT: Lord help me this day to live my life before you, the One who sees all that I do, both good and evil.