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What's That in God's Eyes?

By Brian Williams

Before I show you what's actually IN God's eyes, I'd like to show you an astonishing scripture regarding the urgent activity of His eyes. There are numerous verses of scripture that refer to God's eyes, but one in particular I'd like to look at together for now is 2 Chronicles 16:9, which tells us that the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong to them whose hearts are perfect toward Him.

From this passage of scripture, not only do we see that God has eyes, but we learn also that His eyes are constantly running, indicating a sense of urgency; this fact alone is worth our pondering. Even more magnificent though is the REASON that His eyes are constantly running. His eyes are constantly running throughout the whole earth because He desires to show Himself strong. This is great news for the weak, poor, powerless, and needy!

With this in mind, let's take a look at Genesis 6, where scripture tells us that God "looked" upon the earth in the days of Noah and beheld that it (and "all flesh") was corrupt (Genesis 6:12). According to the American Heritage College Dictionary, one of the definitions for corrupt is, "to change the original form of".

In the days of Noah, much had changed from God's original design. Not only had the majority of people on the earth bred with Nephilim, which was totally against God's original design, but mankind as a whole lived in selfish independence from God. It goes without saying that wherever selfishness reigns, corruption always follows.

So, in the days of Noah when God looked upon the earth, He saw a planet filled with corrupt people who were all about self (much like today, right?).

They lived to please self.
They lived to pleasure self.
They lived to serve self.
They lived to worship self.
They only looked to self.

But not Noah; he looked to God. Noah didn't look to self. In the midst of all the selfishness and corruption in the earth, Noah looked to God. How do I know? Because the Bible tells us what Noah "found" when he looked to God:

"But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." – Genesis 6:8

When Noah looked to God, he "found grace" in God's eyes.

So, what's that in God's eyes? It's grace!

In the days of Noah, the grace of God was ultimately manifested as an ark. All who entered into the ark by faith (Noah and his family) were saved from the wrath of God. Today, the grace of God is manifested, this time as a Person; His very own Son, Jesus Christ. All who enter into Him by faith are saved from the imminent wrath of God.

Let's not look to ourselves like the corrupt people of Noah's day; let's look to God, like Noah did, and find grace in the eyes of the Lord.

"Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all." – 1Timothy 4:15

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Brian Williams is the author of The Inheritance: A Novel. His novel was a finalist in Creation House's 2013 fiction writing contest. You can read Brian's blog at\BrianWilliams

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