Praise To The All-Knowing God
I am often asked what is my favorite passage of Scripture. I usually reply that it is whatever I am currently
studying. Romans chapter eight and the
Gospels are precious to me. My favorite Psalm is 139 because it applies great Bible
teaching to my personal life.
Alexander Maclaren once said, Not mere omniscience, but a
knowledge which knows him altogether, not mere omnipresence, but a presence where he
can nowhere escape, not mere creative power, but a power which shaped him, fill and
thrill the Psalmists soul.
That is what I love about this Psalm. Three of the most important teachings in the Bible are applied to our daily
life, and they give us hope and encouragement in our stressful lives.
Do you long for an intimate love relationship with the LORD God? Here is a good place to begin. The Psalmist calls us to respond personally to an
all-knowing, ever present, and all-powerful sovereign God who loves us intimately.
You might find it frightening, but I am deeply encouraged that the
great God of the universe sees and knows everything exhaustively and perfectly. He definitely did not wind up the universe and
walk away from His design. He is intimately
involved in the details of His creation.
O LORD, Thou has searched me and know me. Thou hast known when I sit down and when I rise
up; Thou dost understand my thoughts from afar. Thou
dost scrutinize my path and my lying down, and art intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, O LORD,
Thou dost know it all (139:1-4).
A. W. Pink explains, God knows everything; everything possible,
everything actual; all events, all creatures of the past, the present, and the future. He
is perfectly acquainted with every detail in the life of every being in heaven, in earth
and in hell . . . nothing escapes His notice, nothing can be hidden from Him, and nothing
is forgotten by Him. He never errs, never
changes, and never overlooks anything.
The Psalmist responded to such intimate knowledge of us with these
words. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is too high. I cannot attain to it (v.6).
I cannot fathom the depth of the mind of God. How can He know and control all things in the
universe? But the greatest thing is He knows
us with such personal detail, and He still loves us! We are not alone in this vast
universe. The LORD God is with us, and wants
His best for each of us.
There are no limits of His knowledge of you and me. We never go unnoticed. The LORD God is both personal and majestic. We will never be out of His sight or out of His
mind. We will spend every moment of our lives
in the sight and in the company of an omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent God. The All-knowing, always present and all-mighty One
loves us, and saves us by His grace and mercy.
He has promised us that His love and grace will never leave us, nor
forsake us. He knows us as personal friends.
There is never a moment when His attention is distracted from you and me.
Jeremiah knew Gods holy presence when the cruel Babylonian army
was battering down the gates to the city of Jerusalem.
The LORD God said to him, Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and
let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not the rich man boast of his riches; but
let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who
exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these
things, declares the LORD (Jer. 9:23-24).
Message by Wil Pounds (c) 2006
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