This wise saying focuses on “the LORD” and how He interacts with our world.
The first part of the verse notes how He “keeps watch over knowledge.” He knows all Truth and is on top of what we know and don’t know.
In my world, I often think about some of the hidden truths that He knows and could tell me any time. But he doesn’t!
As an archaeologist, we often discuss the possibility that something’s buried in the ground – just under our feet – and that it could demonstrate important Biblical connections with our site. We’d love for Him to show us where it is and then use it to impact the world for good.
But, so far, some pretty cool finds – but no world-shakers!
Then, back home in everyday life, I get hung up trying to figure out what others are going to do or why. I never seem to get that information when I think I need it, either.
So, in relation to the first part of the verse, I’ve come to this great theological conclusion: If He thinks I need to know something, He’ll make sure I do – at just the right time!
He really does “keep watch over knowledge.”
But the second part of the verse is an important corollary to the first. I really don’t need to know what “the unfaithful” are thinking, doing or saying – because He knows…and He can handle it. He will also clue me in whenever He knows it’s appropriate.
This is a pretty good verse and it sets me up for a pretty good day. Now…if I can just remember to practice it!