Are we being watched?

 Psalm 33:13-14 says
From heaven the LORD looks down
   and sees all mankind;

from his dwelling place he watches
   all who live on earth—
 
 So I guess this answers my question. However, is raises another one… Why exactly does God watch us? Surely he has better things to do?

But Psalm 53:2 says

 God looks down from heaven
   on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
   any who seek God

God looks down and watches mankind to see if there is anyone who seeks him.  But how do we truly seek God? He is spirit and we are flesh, and these two worlds (spiritual and physical) are separate!

 John 1:1 says

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

So what does this mean for me?

If God is the Word, then seeking the Word would be the same as seeking God, right? But is seeking enough?

Psalm 53 says that God looks to see if there are any who seek, but also if anyone understands.

 A friend once shared the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch from Acts 8:26-31 with me, and pointed out how even though the eunuch was truly seeking and studying the scriptures, he needed Philip to explain the scriptures to him before he was able to truly understand them. The eunuch was not able to understand until God, via his angel, sent Philip to explain the scriptures to him (v.35).

I can totally sympathize with that eunuch! Seeking, but not truly understanding… until it is explained to you. And God really does want us to have true understanding of his Word. To truly know him, his thoughts and his plans.

  Hosea 6:6 says

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
   and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

 These days we don’t still make physical sacrifices, or offer burnt offerings, but we do offer God our worship, our hearts and prayers, as well as tithes and monetary offerings. However, more than this God wants mercy and acknowledgement of Him (Hos 6:6). 

In order to acknowledge God we have to truly seek him, and that means seeking the truth and true understanding of his Word.

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2 thoughts on “Are we being watched?

  1. God is watching us to see if there are any who understand and who seek….. It sounds sad…. He has to actually look for people who do that? I just pray that we are found…. so that He doesn’t have to look hard anymore. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Nicely put. Sometimes, I have felt like God was watching and waiting for me to screw up so he could zap me. All he really wants is for us to seek him by seeking out his truth and for us to love others by sharing it.

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