Our Eyes Are Upon Thee
Our Eyes are upon Thee
II Chron 20:1 It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.
2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi.
3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.
5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,
9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
10 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
Our Eyes are upon Thee, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
The first institution created by God is the Home
We are facing a coming storm against which we have no weapon to protect us except God
- We gave the pill so our children could enjoy sex without marriage
Col 2:21 Touch not; taste not; handle not;
- We let them experiment with a little wine or beer then drugs followed
Le 10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
III. We let them believe hard works was not important
Ecc 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might
IV. We thought we could give them more and more and make them better and better
V. We thought they could choose their friends better than we could
VI. We let them decide their choice of TV shows and movies
VII. We thought the psychologist knew better than we did about discipline
Prov 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
Prov 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
Conclusion: There is hope in Jesus if we keep our eyes upon Him
Pr 23:26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.