From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth – he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
In case we missed it before, here it is again. The Lord looks down from heaven, from the spiritual realm. He sees us, observes our comings and goings, and considers it all.
vs. 18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.
He is not the great overseer, ready to whip us into shape. He is the Great Lover of Our Souls, concerned with our lives and times on earth. The Book of James says our lives are “but a mist” in the scope of eternity, but God has a plan for that “mist”. He is involved and ever-watchful.