The Eyes of the Lord – Psalm 33

            As a young mother I loved watching my children, even when they slept. It warmed my heart to watch them playing, learning and interacting with others; and it broke my heart when they were hurt, sick, or misbehaved. The same can be said of God.

            “The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love.” (vs 18) He watches us as we go about our daily lives, just as we watch our children. “From heaven the Lod looks down and sees all mankind.” He looks on all mankind, that He made, and loves each one.

            Since we know God sees and cares for us, what should be our natural response? Praise! “Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him.” (vs 1) Praise Him with singing; praise Him with your words; praise Him with your actions.

            And since we know He sees, we can have hope. “We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.” (vs 20) Titus calls it our blessed hope: “while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” We have that hope that the suffering of this life is temporary and our hope, our reward, our rest is eternal.

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