God watches over us

God watches over us.


245. God watches us and watches over us, He is our guardian, our shield and our shelter: One of the teachings of the various religions of God is that God is all seeing, all knowing, all informed and all loving. If this is the case, then it only stands to reason that God watches over us and protects us. Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Proverbs 15:3 “The eyes of The LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” Psalms 94:9 “He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see?Jeremiah 23:24 “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith The LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith The LORD.” Jeremiah 31:28 “So will I watch over them…..saith The LORD.” Psalms 14:2 “The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men,” Psalms 23:4 “I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 61:3 “For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” Psalms 53:2 “God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.” Psalms 102:19 “For He hath looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven did The LORD behold the earth;” Baruch 2:9 “The Lord watched over us.” Judith “Thou art the God of all power and might, and that there is none other that protecteth the people.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha,) the cross-5pix Christianity: Matthew 6:3 “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:6 “But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” Luke 1:24 “Thus hath The Lord dealt with me…… He looked on me.” 1 John 3:20 “God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.” Galatians 4:9 “Ye….. are known of God.” Galatians 4:10 “Ye (He) observe days, and months and times, and years.” 1 Peter 5:6 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time:” 5:7 “Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” He watches over you. 2 Corinthians 1:9 “God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us.” 2 Corinthians 13:11 “The God of love and peace shall be with you.” “and the love of God…..be with you all. Amen.” 1 Timothy 6:13 “I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things,” Again, this demonstrates that God is watching over us. 2 Timothy 4:18 “And The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 1. “O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, Who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, his mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women; reverence Allah, through Whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah (God) ever watches over you.” 52. “Allah doth watch over all things.” 40. “Allah is your Protector — the best to protect and the best to help.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 4, 8 and 33)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 96. “Allah sees well all that they do.” 233. “Fear Allah and know that Allah sees well what ye do.” 61. “Nor is hidden from thy Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in heaven.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 2 and 10)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 44. “Soon will ye remember what I say to you (now), my (own) affair I commit to Allah: for Allah (ever) watches over His Servants.” 19. “Allah Most Gracious: truly it is He that watches over all things.” 11. “For each (such person) there are (angels) in succession, before and behind him: they guard him by command of Allah.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 13, 40 and 67)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: 2. “O Far-seeing One, may Ye manifest unto me those incomparable things Of your Khshath O Ahura (God),” 46. “Helping and guarding, guarding behind and guarding in front, Mithra, the lord of wide pastures, proves an undeceivable spy and watcher for the man to whom he comes to help with all the strength of his soul, he of the ten thousand spies, the powerful, all-knowing, undeceivable god.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 103. “Ahura Mazda (God) has established to maintain and look over all this moving world, and who maintains and looks over all this moving world; who, never sleeping, wakefully guards the creation of Mazda; who, never sleeping, wakefully maintains the creation of Mazda;”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 7. “O Mazda, I know none other but you, O Right, so do ye protect us.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 34)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 11. “He is the one God (Brahma, Vishnu), hidden in all beings, all pervading, the self within all beings, watching over all works, dwelling in all beings, the witness, the perceiver, the only one, free from qualities.”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Svetasvatara-Upanishad)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Orbs which see All things, whatever be In all Thy worlds, east, west, and north and south. O Eyes of God!” “He is the guardian of the world, He is the King of the world, He is The Lord of the universe.”

(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 11 and Kaushi-taki-Upanishad)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “O Far-seeing One, bringing the glorious light, The radiant God, the spring of joy to every eye.” “Thou….. as their only God didst watch and guard them.”

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 10)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Brahma (Vishnu, God), protects.”

(Vedas, Atharva Veda)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 24. “All-Conquering and All-Knowing am I.” 14. “The Awakened, the Omniscient, the Trackless?” “The Buddha, the Dhamma and the Saõgha Sees with wisdom.” “Let him admonish, exhort, And shield from wrong. Truly, pleasing is He to the good, Displeasing is He to the bad.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 3 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “First Life! (Haiyi, God) Lift up Thine eyes upon these souls.” Deliver them, save them and protect them from this world of the wicked and from those watch-houses (purgatories). Let thy mercy, Great First Life, rest upon them.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 58)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Praiseth Thee. The ancient, lofty, occult And watchful One,” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- Chapter 75.

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “Commit them to the care of God,” “He will surely protect and watch over them.” “For verily I say, the heavenly Father is ever with you and keeps watch over you.”

The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, pp. 52 and 92)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Verily your God, The Lord of Eternal Truth, is with you and in very truth is watchful over you…” “And God is, in very truth, Thine unfailing Protector.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 50 and 53)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “God is the seer, and the eye is the sign of His vision.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, p. 310)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “He that giveth up himself wholly to God, God shall, assuredly, be with him; and he that placeth his complete trust in God, God shall, verily, protect him from whatsoever may harm him, and shield him from the wickedness of every evil plotter.” “Verily, He is the Hearing and the Seeing.” “Upon thee and upon them be the glory of God, the Powerful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 233 and Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 255)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “O Thou divine Providence, preserve and protect us! O Thou Who art our Shield, save us and defend us! Keep us beneath Thy Shelter, and by Thy Help save us from all ills. Thou art, indeed, the True Protector, the Unseen Guardian, the Celestial Preserver, and The Heavenly Loving Lord.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 313)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Verily, Thou art the Clement, the Lofty, the Magnificent, the Omnipresent and the Omniscient and Thou art the Protector, the Guardian, the Helper, the Powerful, the Merciful and the Generous!”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v3, p. 571)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Verily, Thou art the Protector, the Guardian, the Preserver, the Sufficer, and verily, Thou art the Merciful of the Most Merciful!

(Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha v3, p. 619)