Proverbs 5:21 (Mini Sermon)


21. Pro 5:21 - "For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings." A. For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, i. The eyes of the LORD are in every place beholding the evil and the good (Pro 15:3). a. They go to and fro throughout the whole earth (2Ch 16:9). b. All things are naked and open before God (Heb 4:13). c. We cannot therefore hide ourselves from God (Psa 139:7; Jer 23:24). d. Nor can we hide our ways from God (Job 34:21-22). ii. The word "for" connects this verse to the previous warnings against going a whoring with a strange woman. a. Remember this the next time you are tempted to flirt, date, or otherwise interact with a strange woman. b. You may not be seen by men, but you will be seen by Almighty God. c. Be sure your sin will find you out (Num 32:23). B. and he pondereth all his goings. i. God not only sees all that we do, He also ponders our goings. a. Ponder v. - 1. trans. To ascertain the weight of; to weigh. In quot. c1470 absol. Also fig. Obs. 4. To weigh (a matter, words, etc.) mentally; to give due weight to and consider carefully; to think over, meditate upon. b. God sees all our ways and then thinks on them and considers them carefully. c. We are commanded to ponder the path of our feet (Pro 4:26). (i) The fact that we are commanded to do it means that we have a penchant for not doing it. (ii) While we may not ponder our goings, God does. ii. God not only ponders our goings (what we do), but He also ponders our hearts (our intents and desires) (Pro 24:12). a. Our hearts are ever before God's scrutinizing sight (Pro 15:11). b. We may be able to fool ourselves, but we will never fool God (Pro 21:2). iii. Never forget that there is a God in heaven watching and considering everything we do and judging us accordingly.
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