The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Proverbs 15:1-7 As we welcome 2015, it’s a good time to check out Book 20 in the Bible—Proverbs—and chapter 15, a very helpful chapter for the new year. Every verse is applicable every day. It begins with the ever-relevant advice: “A soft answer turns away wrath.” Verse 2 counsels us to speak wisely about the state of our lives and the world. Verse 3 reminds us that all our actions and reactions are observed by the Lord. His eyes are always open, watching both the good and the evil.
Those who don’t know the Lord never pause to think that God is observing them like bees in a glass hive, aware of all they say, think, do, and plan. Those of us who do know and love Him are grateful we have someone watching over us.
In 1926, George and Ira Gershwin wrote a popular song entitled, “Someone to Watch Over Me.” How wonderful to know we have someone watching over us every moment of the year. As Psalm 145:20 says, “The Lord watches over all who love Him (NIV).
Though billows roll, He keeps my soul, my heavenly Father watches over me.
William C. Martin