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But the eye of their God was watching over the elders of the Jews.
Ezra, the priest of Israel at the time of this scripture, said that Haggai and Zechariah, both prophets of Israel, had prophesied from the Lord. Zerubbabel and Joshua, both leaders of God’s people, began rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. But during this time other administrators of King Darius Of Persia, the ruling force at that time, came and asked the Jewish workers who had authorized them to rebuild the temple. When this happened, Ezra remarked, “The eye of their (Israel’s) God was upon them.”
Because God’s Eye was on His people in this story, their potential enemies had to stand down. To be honest, this is the only way that you and I make it through the day. There will always be people who want to step into our business and stop, or at least impede, the speed with which we are endeavoring to do God’s will. But I’m thankful that “The Eye Of God Is On US Too … In A Good Way.” As a child I was taught to be careful what I said, did, or thought, because God was watching me. That used to scare the fire out of me as a boy. I’d think, “I’m a bad kid and God’s gonna get me.” Without a doubt God does see the evil, but God’s not just keeping score over us. He’s actually so in love with us and is all about protecting us. He protects us from danger and harm, but also from folks who get in our way to stop us from achieving our purpose in life. So today let’s be thankful that, “God’s Eye Is On US Too … In A Good Way!”
This AM I’m reminded of the song “His Eye Is On The Sparrow.” I know that if You’re concerned about the sparrows, You sure do watch over me. Amen