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Proverbs 7:6 NIV

“At the window of my house I looked down through the lattice.” 

In Solomons day they didn’t have windows with glass. Usually it was a small window with curtains or slats covering the opening. Here he is explaining what he most likely did. He would sit partially hidden and look out over his people as they went past or lingered around the palace. Prostitutes would often set up their locations near the palace because the officials of the government tended to be good customers. This is also a picture of God in His omniscience always seeing us. In the light or the dark His eyes are always on us. Those living in sin and trying to hide their acts in the darkness cannot avoid being seen by Him. The story hits a tender spot when we realize He is not looking with angry or judgmental eyes. When Peter denied Jesus three times during the mockery of a trial prior to His crucifixion we find a moment as the rooster crows and scripture tells us their eyes met across the courtyard. I have imagined that moment many times during my life. Often with tears in my own eyes. At that moment, before he runs off weeping, I’m certain Peter saw a sadness enveloped by a depth of love He could hardly grasp. Jesus does not wait to catch us doing wrong so He can get us. He sees and hurts knowing the pain and loss caused by our willful sin. Today look into the eyes of the one always watching out for you in love and let it change you. #BeTheEdge

“But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,” Psalms‬ ‭33:18‬ ‭NIV‬

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