This devotional series examines a verse or two from a chapter of Proverbs each day of January 2017.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. ~Proverbs 15:2
We call it omniscience, the fact that God knows everything with perfection. We call it omnipresence, the fact that God occupies every moment in time and every point in space without fail.
Solomon captured both of these truths in a few words. In Psalm 139, David more eloquently phrased it:
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost part of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. ~139:7-10
We cannot escape from the eyes or presence of God. We might try. We might think we can hide. We might think that what we do in secret is only in secret.
But God is there.
He keeps watch on the evil and the godly, Solomon wrote. This is why God is the perfect and truly fair judge. He sees all actions and he knows all motives. In his time, he will bring reward and recompense. To the wicked, this should be a cause of trembling. All the evil they do will not go unnoticed or unpunished. To those made righteous by faith in Jesus, this should be a cause of joy. God will repay every wrong done to us, and he will reward every good deed, and especially those that are done without longing for the praise of men.
Live with the joy of Christ, knowing that God sees all.