El Roi

Re:Verse passage – Genesis 6:5-22 (day five) “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”  “But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.”
Passages like these help shape our view of who God is.  The name given to God later in Genesis is “El Roi”- The God Who Sees. When we consider that God sees “everything”, it can be comforting (Psalm 139) and/or unsettling (Genesis 6:5). However God does not just wait and watch, He acts and engages the human heart. Presses toward repentance and mercy. He also judges and delivers consequences when hearts are hardened. My great hope is to feel and find God’s favor and friendship. But, it is also to ask El Roi (like the Psalmist), to help me see my heart and mind as He does because He sees and knows me best. And when there is wickedness, lead me to repentance and forgiveness. All possible because the “God Who Sees” is also the God who out of His kindness acts and provides repentance and forgiveness (boldly approach the throne of grace).

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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