"If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there." -- Psalm 139:8 (NIV)
If you’ve read the Lord of the Rings or seen the movies, then you are familiar with the Eye of Sauron—the giant fiery eye. It’s a stunning image to seen (and read). It can be seen from afar and gives the eerie impression that it’s watching you. Sauron represents evil…but it got me thinking about God.
nWhat if there was an eye that represents good? What if no matter where you are you actually could see the eye of God watching you? How would people treat that? I think part of the problem with the world today is it has lost all touch with the all-powerful God.
Spirituality has become so fluffed that there really is no God to be fearful of; he’s your friend not your foe. Part of that is true, but it completely shreds the concept that God does discipline. People today don’t have this guilty sense that God is always watching them; they don’t have the conscious telling them no; their morals have gone out the door and it’s anyone’s game.
God’s still there, but people don’t see him—they don’t want to delight him. People believe God is there to make us feel better—that he’s not there to be served.
In many ways we’ve lost the sense of the Holy. We make things up to make us feel better about what we do wrong—and take our spirituality buffet style in the process…picking and choosing whatever feels write and leaving behind whatever we don’t like.
God is everywhere. In heaven…he is there; on Earth…he is there. He is loving. He is kind. But commands to be served.