My eyes will be on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me. (Psalm 101:6)
The world may take no notice of you, but you can be certain that the everlasting eyes of the Almighty are fixed upon the faithful . . . and that includes you! Notice that the psalm does not say God’s eyes are on the perfect; if that were the case, His glance would never extend beyond Heaven’s gate, except for those few short years our Lord walked this earth. No, God has promised to keep vigil over His faithful, those whose hearts beat for Jesus, even though they beat imperfectly.
The key to receiving the power and promise of this verse is found in God’s faithfulness to us, not our faithfulness to God. It is God who is faithful to see us as faithful, because He has clothed us in the righteous robes of our Redeemer. The apostle Paul assured us that “If we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself” (2 Timothy 2:13). You see that it is God’s covenant faithfulness to us that keeps us both seen and secure.
Let’s go back to today’s verse and notice the result of being seen: “That they may dwell with me.” When God fixes His gaze upon the faithful, they are forever fixed in His faithful presence. We are eternally forgiven. We are eternally loved. We are eternally redeemed. We are eternally in His eternal presence and nothing can change that—not our sin . . . not Satan . . . not even death. We are told that nothing in the entire universe will ever separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. Does that not encourage you today to face whatever waves of challenge that may come up against you with strength, courage, and joy?
Regardless of where this message finds you today, remember that you are both seen and secure. And when you find yourself lacking in your faithfulness to Jesus, remember these words from our Lord: “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
May that truth set us all free to desire nothing less than living lives of complete faithfulness to our Savior . . . even when we are not.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!