Neal McCoy sings a song about a guy drinking in a bar, nursing a broken heart.
“He don’t see ugly through blood shot eyes; He’ll fall apart when he gets home, But right now his worries are gone... he’s got his beer goggles on.” (part of lyrics to Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On)
This song made me think about the way man sees himself versus the way God sees us. God has clear vision. Man’s vision is skewed; we struggle with sin daily and our vision is clouded by pride, anger, greed, envy, etc.
1 Samuel 16:7 says, “But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as a man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
God sees us clearly. He is intimately aware of our emotions, will, intellect and desires. (John MacArthur Study Bible) He wants to take the “beer goggles” off and show us the world through His clear vision.
Father God, You know me inside and out. You see with perfect clarity what and who I am without You. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? Jeremiah 17:9 You continually search the hearts of mankind to see who loves You and who does not. Please help me to keep my God Goggles on by spending time with You daily (praying, reading the Bible). Please continue to help me see this world through Your eyes. Amen.