Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (396 words)
Psalm 33:18–19 (ESV): "18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 19 that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine."
You ever wondered who God chooses to watch? Although He sees everyone all the time His eye is specifically on the one who fears Him and who hopes in His love.
David pens for us in this Psalm an important lesson as it relates to the one that catches the eye of the Lord. It's not the one who is most popular or who is best at repeating Bible verses. It's not the one who is the best looking or who is super talented in this life. None of that impresses God but what does impress Him is someone who fears Him and who finds there only hope in His steadfast love.
To fear God means to respect Him so much that it changes the way you live. You base your decisions and actions not on what is best for you but what is best for His name and kingdom. You do what you do for His glory. Secondly, the one who catches His eye is the one who finds hope not in God's might or power but in His love. God does everything He does out of His love for us. Therefore our hope for heaven and salvation is solely found in His steadfast love for us. He is love and He cannot deny Himself and so we can rest easy and hope solely in His love for He loves us.
Do you have His eye today? Is He watching You? You can say yes with an absolute assurance if you fear the Lord and are hoping in His steadfast love. Nothing else will catch His eye except these things. Live in this manner and God will be watching. Amen?
Father, we love You because You first loved us. We follow You because You have drawn us and called us by name. You have done it all Lord. Help us to fear You as we ought. May we hope in Your love and never doubt that You can save a wretch like me. Thank You, Lord! May You be pleased with what You see we pray in Jesus' name, amen.