“EL-ROI”- “The Lord Who Sees / Knows”
“ So she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, “You are a God of seeing,” for she said, “Truly here I have seen him who looks after me.” Genesis 16:13
For every second that we are awake we are constantly looking at things T.V , the sky , school-work(not so much) the list is endless. We spend the majority of our time looking at each other. But although we are always looking but how often do we really see ?
We can have no real insight into anyone else’s life sometimes its hard to even look into our own.
But we see here that God is “a God of seeing” In the original Hebrew the word used here for seeing could also be used as “inspect” or “expose”. It could then be “you are the God of inspection” if the verse ended here then it portrays a nosy God.
But the verse continues and shows why God inspects us , he looks into our hearts in order to properly look after us.
If God didnt really look into our hearts and instead gave us what we asked for then we would be poor poor creatures,But God looks and inspects our hearts and knows what we really need and that he will provide us with.
Jesus sees and knows the real you , that thought you try and not think about , that thing you did that you would rather forget, that person you hurt , that time you did this or that. Jesus knows he sees your heart. He Loves you still the same and he still died for you
it was for YOU, if it was just you in the world he would still have given up his life to save you.