Jarrod Jacobs: God Sees What Man Does Not See
Last week, we began a study contrasting the things God and the things man sees. Let us continue in this study. In our study of God’s word, we learn that …
God sees all good and evil, while man does not (Prov. 15:3). Though a man will see good and evil in his life, he cannot be in “every place” as God can (Jer. 23:24)! God sees it all! Seeing that this is true, does this not make Him imminently qualified to be our Judge (Rom. 2:7-11)? Men and women can have vast amounts of experience in this life, but we can never match the experience God has! God is omniscient, and He sees much more than man will ever see! He sees the good and the evil that man does not! Therefore, when He looks at us, is He looking at evil people or good people?
God can see eternity, but man does not. One of the many amazing attributes of God is the ability to see “the end from the beginning.” The many prophecies we find in the Bible are the result of God’s ability to see into eternity. Therefore, God’s prophecies are specific, accurate, and true (Isa. 46:9-10). God can see the “end” from the “beginning.” He lives outside the confines of time. Man cannot see such because we live moment-by-moment within the confines of time!
When we compare God’s abilities to man’s, may we be humbled and put in our place! God can see the hearts of men. He can see the true nature of sin. God is omniscient, seeing all the good and evil. He also sees eternity, since He lives in eternity and not in the confines of time as men do.
Since this is the case, what is keeping us from putting our complete faith and trust in Him and His word? Seeing that we have such an amazing and wonderful God, can we not also trust His word in everything? (Jn. 17:17)
Sadly, there is a world of people who will turn their backs on God and deny His very existence! Is not such an act essentially declaring that this person can do what God does, and see what God sees? What arrogance! Usually, it is the person who does not believe in God who accuses those who do believe in God of being “arrogant” and “intolerant.” Yet, the truth is that the one who claims that God does not exist is the arrogant one; for such a claim says that this person has all the knowledge of the universe and knows God does not exist! A denial of God actually puts such a person in the place of God!
Friends, let us learn our place. Let us humbly, lovingly, and willingly obey the will of God. Let us fear Him (Ecc. 12:13; I Pet. 2:17), worship Him in spirit and in truth (Jn. 4:24), and live faithfully (loyally) for God all the days of our lives (Rev. 2:10; I Cor. 15:58). Let us thank God that He sees what He sees and that He is so benevolent as to want us to be in Heaven with Him for eternity (II Pet. 3:9)!
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