Proverbs 15 contains fifteen references to the “tongue.” Between two of the references, verses two and four, we come across another word that is important in the process of communication: “eyes.” Although we do not ordinarily think of the eyes as part of the communication process, in this verse it is: “The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”
One of the words we use to describe the nature of God is “omniscient.” It means that God is “all knowing, all wise, and all-seeing.” Used in this verse, “the eyes of the Lord,” implies that God “sees” what we say. Scripture, very clearly and frequently, teaches us that “God knows everything.” His Word emphasizes this fact. So, we need not wonder if He can actually “see what we say.”
It is almost frightening to reflect on “keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Keeping watch made me think of the stories my brother and sisters often told me: “Be careful! Mom has eyes in the back of her head.” In other words, her face may be looking in one direction, but that does not mean she cannot see what is going on when she is not looking.
The author of Hebrews reminds us that “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”
We must never fool ourselves because we are His children and expect favors if we are disobedient to His Word. Everyone is accountable to Him for everything and anything!
Prayer: Lord, may we be mindful that You watch us closely and do our best to please You. Empower us to be obedient to Your Word and expectations. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.