Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
"I will give advice with my eye upon you." (Psalm 32:8)
Because Jehovah cherishes those who walk with him, he keeps his fatherly eye upon them, caring for them, and teaching them. Ask yourself: 'Do I see myself walking hand in hand with Jehovah, as it were, listening to his wisdom and knowing that his loving eye is upon me? Does my awareness of his presence influence my thoughts, words, and deeds? And when I err, do I see Jehovah, not as a God who is aloof and stern, but as a warm, merciful Father who wants to help repentant ones back into his warm embrace?' (Psalm 51:17) At times, Jehovah may come to our aid even before we embark on a wrong course. For instance, he may observe that our potentially treacherous heart begins to desire things that are improper. (Jeremiah 17:9) In such a situation, he can act even sooner than human parents can because his "beaming eyes" have the ability to look deep inside us, to examine our inmost thoughts.—Psalm 11:4; 139:4; Jeremiah 17:10.
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/08, 2:5, 6)