(2 Chronicles 16:9) “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.”
Let us take a moment to examine closely this verse of Scripture that we may either be encouraged or convicted; propelled or persuaded. In either case, hear what the Spirit of the Living God is speaking to us.
“For the eyes of the Lord”
Note: This speaks of the one of the great attributes of God; that is, His Omnipresence (meaning present everywhere at the same time); the face and favor and presence of the Lord; the eyes of the Lord. None of us can hide what we do from God; for He sees everything.
(1). (Jeremiah 23:23-24)
(23) ‘Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
(24) Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.”
(2). (Psalms 69:5) “O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.” There is the Omniscience of God described here in Scripture, “O God thou knowest my foolishness.” God asked a question in Jeremiah saying, “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him?”
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout…” The face, favor and presence of the Lord traverses “to and fro”; meaning that God is searching, looking, desiring some thing or someone in particular. He sets His eyes to travel throughout the whole earth with a purpose, and that purpose is “to shew himself strong.”
God wants to show Himself strong, courageous, and powerful of behalf of someone or some-ones. Not that He is trying to prove Himself to someone – for He is God and He does whatsoever He please.
God’s eyes are travelling throughout the whole earth, every nation, every tongue, every city, every state; searching with the Purpose of showing Himself strong on a certain class of people.
This certain class of people are neither black or white, neither rich or poor, nor are they a certain height or weight. “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.”
Where is your heart set? Do you have a heart that is perfect, or complete, towards God?
(Psalms 57:7) “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.”
(Luke 12:34) “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Conclusion: Is your heart fixed? Have you made God your Treasure? He is looking, searching, desiring to show Himself strong on behalf of those who have a heart towards Him.
In which direction is your heart set?