The God Who Sees Me

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January 25, 2017 by Joseph Krohn

The Name: An Egyptian slave, Hagar encountered God in the desert and addressed him as El Roi, “the God who sees me.” This is the only occurrence of the name “El Roi” in the Bible

  • When you pray, you are praying to One who knows everything about you – past, present, future!
  • “El Roi” – means that God is watching over us!

 Key Scripture : She [Hagar] gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” That is why the well was called Beer Lahai Roi [the”well of the Living One who sees me”]. (Genesis 16:13-14)


  • What promises do the following verses give us about the God who sees?
  1. For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. (2 Chronicles 16:9)
  2. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber…. The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade [shadow, means He is right there where you need Him to be] at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:3, 5-8)
  3. The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
  • What should we pray about (since God sees me)?
  1. Remember that your Father sees the hidden good you do and will reward you.  Matthew 6:3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
  2. Ask God to help you do what is right in his eyes.  Deuteronomy 12:28 Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.
  3. Pray that God will enable you to see Him for who He is.  Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure [clean, whole – Christlike integrity] in heart, for they shall see God.

See: Lord, I want to know You, by Kay Arthur, for more thoughts on God’s name: El Roi

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