18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes." 19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; 20 because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin (Romans 3).
Eyes. They can tell a lot about a person. They can tell whether or not a person fears God. Indeed, at the top of the list of “six things which the Lord hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him,” is “haughty eyes” (Proverbs 6:17) — proud eyes which show no fear of God.
I can imagine haughty eyes are always looking ahead of them for opportunities to satisfy themselves; always looking sideways to veer off the path of God’s ways; always looking behind to complain or make excuses or blame others about their past; always looking down at others because they think they are better than everyone around them. Their pride keeps them looking everywhere but up at the God who created them, and the One they desperately need. Their pride lets their eyes deceive them in so many ways.
Lord, thank You that Your eyes are always upon us, ready to guide us in everything we do. Help us This Day to have humble eyes — eyes with the fear of God in them, eyes that are always looking up even as we are looking all around us to do the things we must do in life and work. Amen.