As I read Psalm 139 today, I came up with one inescapable truth. God know me. Here is the thing. I want God to know me. Why would I say that? To be honest, I don’t have a lot of choice n the matter. Consider what the Bible says, in fact, how verse one begins. Psalm 139:1 “O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.” God searches me. We can scream all we want to about our “rights” but the Lord who created me does not need a warrant to search me. Why? Because the Lord wants my heart. I choose to give it to Him. Let Him search. It becomes for my betterment and His glory! Since He searches me, He knows me. I cannot hide anything from the Lord, and if my heart is right, I should not want to try.
The next four verses go on to explain exactly how well He knows me. Psalm 139:2-5 “Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.”
He knows me better than I know myself. Look at verse 6…. “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.”
The second thing that amazes me is that He is always with me! What a great promise! I am never without the Lord who saved my soul! Verses 7-10 make that crystal clear. Psalm 139:7-10 “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”
Finally, this chapter tells me I am so precious to the Lord that I am on His mind…..a lot! Psalm 139:17-18 “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.”
I am so blessed to be a child of the Lord. He knows me. He never leaves me. He is always thinking of me. How can I not love the Lord with all my heart and all my souls and all my mind. I am so thankful He knows me.