Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Proverbs 15 Devotions by Stephen Taylor

Proverbs 15:3

The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.

Proverbs 15:11- Even Death and Destruction hold no secrets from the LORD. How much more does he know the human heart!

Verses like these either bring us comfort, or they bring us concern. To the disciple of Christ, these verses bring a great sense of comfort and confidence in Him, for He welcomes us even though He knows everything we have ever done. He has seen the filth and destruction we have caused and yet says, “Come to Me, and I will give you life in Me and rest for your souls!”

It’s also comforting to know that even when we feel all alone or like He isn’t watching, He is! That not one of our situations or circumstances is outside of His view or His control! That we may feel like we’re on an island all by ourselves, but the truth is we are firmly on the Rock and never alone!

Now on the flip side, these verses can be very concerning if you don’t belong to Christ. It tells us that nothing is hidden from His sight, and that means you are completely exposed. All the things you have done are still there before Him, and no number of excuses, rationalization, or blame-shifting can get you out of it.

But the best news is that the same One who sees it all is the same One who paid for it all! He paid for us before we deserved it or before we acknowledged Him as our Lord. He gave His life because He has seen it all and knew that He was the only Way!

So today, let us walk in humble and confident repentance and remember that He sees us! Even when no one is watching, the God of all creation never closes His eyes or misses a beat. There is One truth that will last forever, and that truth is our God! All that He is and all that are His will last for eternity! It is impossible to hide anything from the One who does not sleep, let alone blink! He is aware and available to us today!

Romans 5:6-9- When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.

God bless! I love you all, but His love never closes its eyes! Glory, honor, and praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!