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JEREMIAH 16:16-17
“Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says the Lord, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I
will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of
the holes of the rocks. For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, nor is
their iniquity hidden from My eyes.”
A man went to steal some corn from his neighbor’s field. As a safeguard, he took his little boy with
him to keep a lookout. Before beginning the heist, the man looked all around. Not seeing anyone, he
was just about to fill his bag when his son cried out, “Daddy, there’s one way you haven’t looked yet!”
The father, supposing that someone was coming, asked his son which way he meant. The young lad
answered, “You haven’t looked up!” Conscience-stricken, the father took his boy by the hand and
hurried home without the corn he had planned to take.
The people of Jeremiah’s day were equally sure that they could commit their evil deeds without
anyone knowing. But God warned them through His prophet that none of their iniquities were hidden
from Him.
Whichever way they might turn, whatever wickedness they might perpetrate, God’s eye was on them.
Even if they sought to hide under the waters, on the mountains or in a hole in the ground, God knew
where to find them. Escape from His watchful gaze was impossible.
Technology today has increased astoundingly. Plastic surgeons can alter a person’s appearance, and
counterfeiters can provide fake identification. But God can’t be eluded. His watchful eye can see
through any disguise.
The one who has deceived those around him has yet to reckon with the One above him. Others may
be baffled, but God knows and sees it all.
If you feel a victim of deception, rest assured that God has not been taken in. He has seen every
deceitful deed and will eventually bring the guilty party to account. No hiding place is so secure that
God’s eye cannot see; no guilty party so clever that God will not bring him to justice.

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