And she called the name of the LORD that spoke to her, You God see me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that sees me?…
I. THAT WE ARE EACH OF US THE OBJECTS OF THE DIVINE NOTICE.
1. God sees us by virtue of His omnipresence.
2. God sees us that we may be the objects of His providential care.
3. God sees us as preparatory to the final judgment.
II. SOME OF THOSE SEASONS WHEN WE ARE PRONE TO FORGET THE DIVINE OMNIPRESENCE.
1. In discharge of the common duties of life how often may we say, "Have I here looked after Him that seeth me?" When we come to the sanctuary we expect to meet with God, for we know that He has said, "In all places where I record My name I will come and bless them." But when the services of the sanctuary are ended, and the Sabbath is closed, and the morrow has come, and one man has gone to his farm, another to his merchandise, how prone are we to lose sight of the solemn truth, "Thou God seest me."
2. Under the pressure of severe temptation how often may we propose this question.
3. So, too, in reference to some of the sorrowful events of human life the inquiry of nay text will apply. If you have ever been sorrowful and have not been comforted — if you have been weak, and have not been strengthened — if you have been despairing, and hope has not revived, it has not been because God has forsaken you, but because you have not "looked" or sought for Him; and oh, if God had only come to us when we "looked" for Him — if He had not surprised us with many a visit, and succoured us with unexpected help, how seldom would He have come to us at all.
(H. J. Gamble.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?