Jesse M. Hendley
II Chronicles 16:9
Now friends, if you have your Bibles, turn with me to II
Chronicles 16:9. It's a wonderful, wonderful verse. If you
haven't memorized it, you will want to. It's wonderful
because of its truth and because of what it really means to
the person who honestly seeks God and desires to walk with
Him. By seeking Him, I mean one's heart turned toward God.
"For the eyes of the Lord run (speed of thought) to and fro
throughout the whole earth (God is looking over the four
corners of the earth) to shew himself strong in behalf
(protection, care defense) of them whose heart (the inner
being, not outward religion) is perfect toward Him. "A
statement about the condition of the people on whom He can
bestow His blessings. In a world of danger, how wonderful
to know the Lord is at work on my behalf. He is looking
We are talking about God and His eyes. He sees. We have a
LIVING God. He is alive now as I write. He is not a dead
idol that many people worship that can't see, can't hear,
can't talk, and can't act. Isn't that ridiculous. How can a
human mind do this to God? Oh, there is a very clear
answer. An idol can't really hurt you. It is not alive, so
there is no judgment. You can live any way you want to and
it will be all right. Some people do that today. They plan
their sins for the weekend, and then they go to church on
Sunday and make confession, all the while planning their
disobedience next weekend.
If you are among these people whose heart is "perfect
toward God", then you have God strong on your behalf. You
have God looking after you and it is wonderful. A perfect
heart means you put God in all your thoughts and plans. You
take Him with you and keep Him in mind at home, at school,
on the job, during vacation, yes, "in ALL your thoughts"!
I started out 63 years ago believing that God would look
after me i ...
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