November 25, 2021

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. (Psalm 139:1-6)
What a great chapter from the Book of Psalm to kickoff this weeks’ Devotional Thoughts with, one of my favorites. May we open our hearts and minds to the Word of God as He speaks to us.
There are things about us that we do not like. There are things in our past we wished we could change. Some things displease us. Yet God still loves us anyway. That is hard to imagine. No one knows us better than God. He knows our every thought before we think it. He knows every word that comes to mind before we speak them. He sees us in the light and the darkness. If that knowledge amazes you, then you are in good company. David was also amazed; he said in (vs. 6), “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” God’s omniscience is hard for us to grasp.
There is nowhere we can go to hide from God. There are no secrets we can hide from God. God knows us. I often mention to my youth, ‘there is nothing around the corner beyond God’s view.” The author of Hebrews reminds us in (Hebrews 4:13), “And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” God knows all and sees all.
Friends, this thought may frighten us, and rightfully so. But then, this thought should also comfort us to know we are never out of God’s sight, and we are never out of His Hands. He sees us ultimately. He knows us thoroughly. And He loves us perfectly. Would you pray with me?
Father, may we never lose sight of the exceeding sinfulness of our sin, the exceeding righteousness of our salvation, the exceeding glory of Christ, the exceeding beauty of His holiness, and the exceeding wonder of Your Grace. Amen

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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