God Observes All Men

Thou God seest me. -Genesis 16:13

It were hard to suppose a God who could not see His own creatures; it were difficult in the extreme to imagine a divinity who could not behold the actions of the works of His hands. The word which the Greeks applies to God implied that He was a God who could see. They called Him “Theos” and they derived that word, if I read rightly, from the root “Theisthai,” to see, because they regarded God as being the all-seeing One, whose eye took in the whole universe at a glance, and whose knowledge extended far beyond that of mortals. God Almighty, from His very essence and nature, must be an Omniscient God. Strike out the thought that He sees me, and you extinguish Deity by a single stroke. There were no God if that God had no eyes, for a blind God were no God at all. We could not conceive such an one. Stupid as idolators may be, it were very hard to think that even they had fashioned a blind god: even they have given eyes to their gods, though they see not…Even the heathen can scarce conceive of a god that hath no eyes to see, and certainly we are not so mad as to imagine for a single second that there can be a Deity without the knowledge of everything that is done by man beneath the sun. I say it were as impossible to conceive of a God who did not observe everything, as to conceive of a round square. When we say, “Thou God,” we do, in fact, comprise in the word “God” the idea of a God who sees everything.

“Within thy circling power I stand;
On every side I find thy hand:
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad,
I am surrounded still with God.”

Take the wings of the morning and fly beyond the most distant star, but God is there. ~ C.H. Spurgeon



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