The Eye of the Lord

  1. In Psalm 32 we read that the eye of the Lord is on you to counsel you.
  2. In Psalm 33 we read that the eye of the Lord is on those who fear God and put their hope in His love. His eye is on them that He might deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in time of famine.
  3. In Psalm 34 we read that the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears listen to their cry for help.
  4. The Lord is watchful. Nothing is happening to you that the Lord does not see. He is watching over the righteous, those who fear Him, those who put their hope in Him.
  5. The righteous, those who do what is right, fear the Lord. That’s why they do what is right. And, because they do what is right, they don’t try to save themselves, they put their hope in the Lord for salvation. Because they are looking to the Lord for salvation, they will receive His guidance, His counsel. He will feed them during famine and save their souls.
  6. We want the Lord’s eye on us.
  7. When is the Lord’s eye not on us? In Psalm 32, David feels like his life is slipping away because of his sin. He is restored in the Lord when he confesses his sin and receives forgiveness and is shown mercy.
  8. In Psalm 34, we’re told the secret of a long and happy life, a life lived in God’s salvation. The secret is to be righteous. It’s to fear God and to do what is right, to keep from evil, to keep from lying, to do good, to desire after peace in relationships.
  9. Just because we have the Lord’s watchful eye on us doesn’t mean there won’t be troubles. It just means they won’t overcome us.
  10. ‘Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all’ (Psalm 34:19).
  11. ‘…surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him. You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance…’ (Psalm 32:6-7).
  12. We are preserved. We are hidden. We are delivered. Let’s be glad in the Lord!