On a Personal Note – Being Seen…



October 28, 2022

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry. The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned. The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

Psalm 34:15‭-‬22 ESV

We all strive to be seen at some point in our lives. Everyone wants to be noticed by someone, whether it’s a family member, lover, or friend. It’s in our human nature to want to be seen, if only for a moment; to be recognized in the fullness of who we are. In this passage in Psalms, it is clear that God takes notice of the righteous and unrighteous.

God sees us all. But for those that do evil He sets His face against them, such that the mere memory of them is forgotten. Their lives will be filled with affliction. Yet for the righteous, God hears their cries. He delivers them from their troubles. He is near to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit. He redeems and provides refuge from condemnation.

The righteous believer has access to deliverance, protection, and redemption. But I think that we fail to remember that there are conditions to some of the promises of God. Do you meet the conditions? Are you righteous or religious?

A quick test is to look at your life…. examine your steps. What do you see? Do you see someone who fully embraces the Gospel? Do you see someone who obeys God’s instructions? Do you see someone who demonstrates Jesus Christ’s teachings? You’re not looking for perfection, only a life surrendered to our Lord and Savior.

Today, you have a choice to seek the Kingdom first. I want to remind you that you are seen by God!

Sabrian Enoch
S. Enoch

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