“These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.”
When something catches your attention, you will say that it is eye-catching. An eye-catching object or attribute is something that once you see it, you either enjoy seeing it or would like to have the same attribute in your life. There are many eye-catching things that we will see in life, but the greatest eye-catching things are those things that help us to better reach the world for Christ.
In the verse above, there are several things that caught God’s eye. As John talks about the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed, six attributes caught God’s eye about them. If you want to get God’s attention, these six attributes need to become a part of the fiber of your character so that your life catches God’s eye.
The first eye-catching attribute is morality. It says in the verse above that the hundred and forty and four thousand who sang around the throne were virgins. Certainly, a married person can’t proclaim that they are a virgin, but they can live morally. Whether you are single or married, morality always catches God’s eye. If the only reason you keep yourself from an immoral lifestyle is to catch God’s eye, that of itself is a good reason to live a moral life.
The second eye-catching attribute is following the LORD. These virgins followed “the Lamb whithersoever he goeth.” One of the easiest ways to get in favor with God is to follow Him wherever He leads. Every believer needs to be careful not to have their eyes on man, but they need to keep their eyes on the LORD.
The third eye-catching attribute is wholesome talk. Verse 5 says that there was “no guile” found in the mouth of these virgins. Every believer should talk in a wholesome manner. There should be no off-color conversation coming from the mouth of the believer. There should be no words that take God’s name in vain coming from the mouth of the believer. The way you talk does matter to God, and you should only let the words come from your mouth that you would say if He were physically in your presence.
The fourth eye-catching attribute is patience. Verse 12 talks about the “patience of the saints.” Are you patient with the LORD? Do you run ahead of God because He doesn’t work in your timetable? You don’t have to understand God’s timeline; you just have to be patience and trust His leading to find the best way in life. Stop running ahead of God, and be patient with Him; He will do in your life what He wants and when He knows it is best.
The fifth eye-catching attribute is obedience. God always expects the believer to obey. You will incur the blessings of the LORD if you learn to obey Him no matter what He tells you to do. Don’t be the type of believer who only obeys when it is convenient, but obey Him even when you are inconvenienced.
The sixth eye-catching attribute is faith. If you learn to live by faith, you will find that all these attributes will easily be a part of your life. Faith always pleases God, and when He finds faith in your life is when you will find His power and blessings on your life.