You Know Me

You Know Me

Carefully read Psalm 139 below:

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall ]fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You. For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for  I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My [h]frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. our eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You. Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men. For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take Your name in vain. Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them, my enemies. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

The verse teaches us that God has searched us and He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows and desires truth in our innermost being. He knows our thoughts from afar off. This knowledge is too wonderful for the psalmist.

God is there

He writes that if he goes to hell God is there. If He flys on the wings of the dawn the Lord is there. If he goes down to the deepest depths of the sea God is there. He cannot run anywhere from God’s presence because God is everywhere because He is above time and space. Each person on planet earth is fearfully and wonderfully made and God knows each one of us better than we will ever know ourselves. 

God is so full of light and glory that night and day are all the same to him. When we wake in the morning God is with us. We go to sleep God is with us and what a comfort everywhere we go God goes with us because He lives within us.

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