El Roi - God Who Sees
Updated: Jul 16
Contentedness. There's an innate sense of self-preservation that cries out in the flesh, that eternal life intends to put to death in us. This is a means of God's peace.
El Roi is the name for, "God who sees."
In Luke 11, the Pharisees are running true-to-form by leaping to their own "wise" conclusions and murmuring rumors. Jesus was walking in obedience to his Father, but they were watching for things that they might use to accuse him, in order to dignify their hollow beliefs.
For many, it doesn't matter what the truth is. Understanding what goes against the grain of our preconceived notions will blow over our cozy house of cards, and so, the inflation of man's pride will hold its breath to the grave (or until we accept God's grace of precious humiliation.)
There's good news. The righteous have an advocate, defender and vindicator. God sees and frustrates the devices of the crafty. And, so, we can have unshakeable confidence in this (from Luke 12):
"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs."
I have seen God, time and time again, be true to his word.
If we look at the interactions of Jesus, we can see that there are occasions that require obedient courage to boldly speak the truth. And, occasions to wait. God will expose all that has been done, said -- and even thought (Mark 2:8). He is the Truth. And, he's trustworthy.
In the trials of our obedience to the Lord, let us have patience in opposition. The things that we do and speak in faith -- and not fear, are almost always the choices that are from wisdom, above.
Wisdom is justified by her children.