3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
There is a big fancy word that means “God sees everything” which can also be said “God knows everything”: omniscience.
God is omniscient. He can see everything going on in the world, all that we do or do not do.
Firstly, this is a reminder God knows every time evil is taking place in this world. To avoid a big theological controversy here, we will stick with He is always within reach for those undergoing the effects of evil in this world.
Secondly, God sees how each of us truly is:
“This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of men, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead.”
(Ecclesiastes 9:3, NIV)
Yes, we are all evil, especially when compared to God. It does not mean there is nothing good in us, as we were created by God.
Even though God is fully aware of how evil every single one of us is, he still loves us. He wants to see all the good in us there can be.
Therefore, He came to us, as a baby. That baby grew to become a man, and after a few decades of a perfect life He died on a cross to erase our guilt and rebuild the relationship lost due to our sin.
All we must do is believe this and let Him change our hearts through the indwelling of His Holy Spirit to the glory of the Father.
Then, one glorious day, we will stand before God. All He will see when He looks at us is the perfection of Jesus Christ! He will see good where once there was evil.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us in our rebellion, of which You are fully aware. You know every evil deed and thought we have, yet You came to get us anyway. Thank You, Lord.