The God Who Sees

The God Who Sees

The God Who Sees Like Us

Job once asked God, “Have you eyes of flesh? Do you see as man sees?” (Job 10:4). In other words, Job was challenging God’s ability to understand what it is like to be human. But Job’s question is no longer valid because God, through Jesus, has experienced life as a human. That is why Jesus was called “Immanuel,” which means “God with us” (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23). But how could deity fully appreciate life in the confines of humanity? Paul…

The God Who Sees Our Needs

As Jesus prepared to teach His disciples how to pray He instructed them to not be like the “heathens” who “use vain repetitions” and want to “be heard for their many words” because “your father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:7-8). Later in the same chapter Jesus instructed us to “not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’…For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these…

The God Who Sees Our Sin

In Matthew 6 Jesus instructed His audience to eliminate showmanship from their giving, prayers, and fasting then told them to give “in secret,” pray “in secret,” and fast “in secret” so that “you Father who sees in secret will…reward you openly” (6:4, 6, 18). From Jesus’ instructions not only do we learn about the importance of humility but we also learn about the omniscience of God. This is an important characteristic of God for us to acknowledge because we often…

The God Who Sees Potential

In Genesis 16:13, Hagar referred to God as El-Roi, which means “the God-Who-Sees.” Her title for God is appropriate since Scripture is filled with references to God’s omniscient vision. In 1 Samuel 16:7 when Samuel was sent to anoint Saul’s successor as king, God indicated that He “sees not as man sees” because He “looks on the heart.” In Hebrews 4:13 we are told that “no creature is hidden from [God’s] sight, but all are naked and exposed to the…