I Know You!
O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. ~Psalm 139:1
Have you ever said to your spouse, your children, or a good friend, “I know you”? In other words, you are very well acquainted with how they think, act, and make decisions. It is saying that you have known them for so long that you anticipated what they said or did. David wrote Psalm 139 to acknowledge that God knew all about him.
We see the comprehension.
David acknowledged that God knew everything about him in the past. God knew David beginning at the moment of his conception in his mother’s womb. David said, “My substance was not hid from thee.” David acknowledged that God knew everything about him in the present. God knew his ups, his downs, his thoughts, his words, his fears, his anxieties, and his plans. We cannot think too slow for God. We cannot think far ahead of God. We cannot out-think God. We cannot hide our thoughts from God. God knows us, and He knows us very well.
We see the compassion.
David saw that God’s knowledge of him was proof of His compassion and love for him. David said, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” No matter where David would go, he acknowledged that God in His love was there as well. God’s omnipresence is inseparable from His omniscience. In His love, He never leaves us alone. “Thou art there.” No wonder God tells us, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Be still and know that God is right there with you. God is with you. There is no need to pray, “God, be with me.” He said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
We see the comfort.
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!” David was comforted in knowing that he was the intricate and intelligent design of God. He marveled in God’s thoughts of and for him. There is incredible comfort in knowing that God has innumerable thoughts for us and about us. We are never out of His thoughts. What a precious reminder to us that even during the dark times of life, God has already thought about how the difficulty is good for us. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
We see the confession.
David closes this psalm with a prayer asking God to search him and to know all of his heart. He submitted himself to God to try him and know his thoughts. David prayed for a trial in his life so that God would disclose to him what God already knew about him. David was so conscious of the omniscience of God that he wanted God to search his heart for any wicked way inside of him and to lead him in the way everlasting. When you come to realize that God knows everything there is about you, you will pray that your life will be transparent and that your steps are led in the path that glorifies God. Are you gripped this morning by the thought that God knows everything about you? Does it cause you to have a higher reverence for God’s holiness and His perfect will for your life? Does it move you to pray for a trial in your life to reveal to you what God already knows?
Have a humble God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Numbers 5-6