God Knows What’s Up
Posted: Wednesday, August 14
1 Corinthians 9:1-18
The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do. (Psalm 33:13-15)
You ever look at or interact with someone and think, “What is wrong with you?” Everyday you’re hearing stories in the news thinking, “What is up with these people?” I’m sure this week there’s a story you heard about someone and thought, “Why in the world would they do that?” There’s a lot of times people do things that just baffle us because we would never do that or we would do the complete opposite. Why are people the way that they are?
Today’s Psalm shares an interesting insight into the nature of God. David tells us that God observes us all, seeing every action, move, and motive. I can barely listen to three conversations at the same time, yet God hears and watches all 7 billion plus people in intricate detail. He sees all of the goods and the bads, the secret steps and the public displays. He’s watching, always watching.
When people do things and we wonder, “Why o why would you ever?” God knows. David explains that God made every person’s heart and thus understands and judges every motive. There’s many times we assume a motive or backstory on why someone made the choices they did, but God knows absolutely. When people annoy us or deeply offend us, God knows why. Knowing this helps us to remember the sanctity of each life. Instead of belittling people because of the poor choices they’ve made, we can remember that God created them, He loves them, and He so desperately desires a relationship with them that can make their life so much better. God’s watching and always knows what’s up.