For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known [me]. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For [there is] not a word on my tongue, [But] behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. 5 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 [Such] knowledge [is] too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot [attain] it.PSALM 139:1-6
GOD IS OMNISCIENT (He Knows Everything About Me!)
We are starting into Psalm 139 today. As we near the end of the Psalms I want to take a little more time with a few of these psalms because of the depth that is here. So we will be taking four days to go through Psalm 139.
Today I just want to look at the first six verses and meditate on God’s Omniscience. That is to say that God knows everything. He knows all that there is to know. He knows what has happened. He knows what will happen (v.4). He knows what could have happened. He knows about sea creatures in the deep that mankind has yet to discover. He knows about microscopic organisms in the rain forest or thermal vents on the ocean floor. He knows about the loose particles that fly through space, much less all the stars and planets. He knows details beyond the ability of man to grasp. Where our understanding meets it’s limits, we have not even begun to fathom the knowledge of God.
There is nothing that come to Him as news. He doesn’t have to react to anything or anyone because He has already intimately known this moment from before all of creation. He knows this moment in ways deeper than I can understand. He knows the number of sand on the sea shore, the number of stars in the sky, but most importantly he knows the numbers of hair on my head because he knows me!
When we say God knows, we are confessing that God knows better than we do and more than we do. God knows our thoughts (v.2). He knows our sleep (v.2-3). He knows our bodies and our souls (v.1). He knows our habits (v.3). He knows where we have been and what we are fixing to head into (v.3). He knows us better than we know ourselves.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for us because the human mind is unable to fathom that sort of knowledge. We can know some things and we can know some intimate details about some things, but we can never know everything to the extent that God knows everything, even about our own life, or our own bodies!
Knowing that God knows us better than we know ourselves should prompt us to prayer and praise all the more. He knows our thoughts, our deeds, our words, He knows it all and he has chosen to love us. He has chosen to redeem those who repent of their sins and receive the grace offered us through Jesus Christ.
Father, I am in awe of you today! I am reminded that you know everything and you know everything in a deeper way than I can even grasp or imagine. You know everything about me. You know this moment more significantly than I know it and yet you know every moment of my life that way. I am in awe of you today! So help me to be quick to take my burdens to you in prayer. Let me be quick to shed anxiety when I seek your kingdom and your will. For Lord I trust that not only do you know me, but you love me and you are good and are working all things together for my good and your glory! I trust in you! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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One thought on “God is Omniscient (Psalm 139:1-6 Devotion)”
Omniscient, this word gives me peace about this whole year of 2022. He knows me, He knows how I “work”, how my heart broke when John C passed. But He allows me to come to Him when I cannot handle it a minute longer. HE KNOWS ME! Oh Lord, thank you for loving me as You do! Amen!