Summary: Many take comfort in the false hope that the Lord is not aware of their evil, while the Child of God is comforted by believing that the Lord is aware of all things in our lives at all times.
TITLE: THE LORD’S AWARENESS OF ALL MEN
AUTHOR: JACK WOODARD
[Psalms 10:11-14] tells us that the unrepentant, unbelieving sinner likes to take comfort in the false belief that the Lord is indifferent to them and to their sin, that He never notices either them nor their sins, nor cares about our lives and how we live it, one way or the other. In reality we are told in [John 3:36] and [Romans 6:14, 15] that the Lord is indifferent to no one and to no sin in any individual. The Lord is personally aware of each one of us, and it does make a difference to Him how we live our lives, and in particular, what we do about JESUS in our lives. He is so aware, and so cares, that He has placed each of us into one of two categories. We each are either "Abiding Under God’s Wrath or Under His Grace!!" The sole difference lies in what a man has done with Jesus!! The Lord does know, and the Lord does care about what He knows about each of us.
For those of us who have come to know Jesus personally as our Lord and Savior, we take great comfort in the realization that Jesus’ ever watchful eye is upon us. [Psalms 121:4, 5] "Behold He who keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper..." We can lay down each evening and sleep like a baby, knowing that Jesus is on Sentry Duty, carefully watching over us at all times.
For the wicked and unrepentant sinner, we are told that the Lord is also watching their lives day in and day out. He is also taking notes, He is the Divine Detective, watching and taking note of their every movement, their every word, their every deed, and one day, those carefully recorded notes will be presented at the judgment day as part of the record that will prove their personal rejection of Christ as their Lord and Savior, and provide the Judge, the Lord Jesus Christ, [Acts 17:31] with the evidence that He will use to determine their degree of eternal punishment in their eternal abode, the Lake of Fire.[Revelation 20:11-15] What a fearful thought, that the criminal’s eventual Judge, is now the Divine Detective whose Sleepless, All Seeing Eye, never misses a deed they commit, whose Omniscient Mind never forgets a deed, and whose Omnipotent Power can never be thwarted.
Let’s look at the scope of the Lord’s Awareness of each and every person, and His concern for what He sees, as taught in the Scriptures. To the many that are saved there could not be a more comforting thought, than to know that we are never, ever, out of His sight or mind. He never forgets us for a moment. To the many that are lost, there could be no greater incentive for them to immediately repent and turn to Jesus, than this great truth.
1. THE LORD IS NOT INDIFFERENT TO OUR SINS [PSALMS 10:14]
Satan, the subtle serpent, deceived Eve, the mother of the human race into believing this very lie in the Garden of Eden. After the Lord had given the command Not to Eat of the Tree Of The Knowledge of Good and Evil, [Genesis 2:15, 16] Satan struts into the Garden and deceives Eve into believing that God is all talk, that He really doesn’t care about whether you take Him and His Word serious or not. He’s bluffing. He just wants to be God. He just wants to be a dictator. Break loose and do your own thing, don’t take the Lord seriously, don’t worry about Him. Satan said that there will be no price to pay for disobedience, so there is no need to deny yourself, go ahead and partake of all that the world has to offer you, you only go around once, so eat, drink and be merry. The Lord is not watching over His Word, nor His Creation, He is all talk, there is no need to take His Word seriously, is the first lie man swallowed, and multitudes of Eve’s sons and daughters have swallowed that same lie from then to this very day. Is that so? What does God’s Word say, and is there proof from history that proves Satan is a liar, and the Lord said what He meant, and that He meant what He said? Yes there is, let’s look at what the Word says about Sin!!
[1John 3:4] tells us that any and all Transgression of His Laws is classified by Him as SIN. His Law is found not only the 10 Commandments, but is all of His Word. Even though our society refuses to do so, the Lord does still call some things as Sin. Anytime that anyone disobeys the Lord’s Word, he or she has crossed the line, over which the Lord says if a man goes, he has sinned.