Trinity Missionary Church
Our God Knows Me
  • Psalm 139:1–6 (ESV)

    Last week we looked at this Psalm, vv 16 ff. It was the truth of God’s total awareness of my days on this earth. Each day has a plan.. these daily plans tended to focus on our activities and outer life conditions and circumstances. Today, the same Psalm, we look at the inner element of God’s Knowing of Me, You. That He is fully aware with the battles that are unseen and struggles of the inner being. Our thoughts, emotions, psychy. The worries of what we have done to the wonders of how will I do that. The Psalmist here proclaims a reality that,if it is fully believed, can bring stability to one’s life and future.
    1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down
    and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
    behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
    6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.

    God Knows Us Fully: God knows our every moment, movement, milestone, and monument.

    Work through the statements of David’s discovery of God’s presence in his life. When we pray for God’s presence, we tend to imply or mean to feel his nearness. This section of Ps. 139 are statements of David’s reality that he has discovered. The question that comes to mind is, “How can we know this reality in our daily life?”
    Psalms 73–150: An Introduction and Commentary (The All-Seeing (139:1–6)) This statement of omniscience is characteristically vivid and concrete: not formulated as a doctrine but, as befits a psalm, confessed in adoration. This divine knowledge is not merely comprehensive, like that of some receptor that misses nothing, capturing everything alike. It is personal and active: discerning us (2b); sifting us (3a, where searchest out is based on a term for winnowing); knowing our minds more closely (altogether) than we know them ourselves (2b, 4; cf. Amos 4:13); surrounding us (beset), handling us (5).If one’s first reaction to this is the wonder of verse 6, one’s second may be the urge to escape, which appears to animate the next stanza.
    So Good that I cannot contain it, i must run from it, yet I cannot run from it.

    God searches us deeply AND proves us to himself.

    David in verse 23, says, Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts.
    Try me… put me to the test. PSALM 26 1  Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity,
    and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering. 2 Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.
    3 For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness.

    PSALM 26: 2 Prove me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind.

    This testing is the intent of bringing about a hidden reality… It may be believed to be there, but now it will be proven to be there… Job, Danial, Joseph, Saul/Paul, John on the Island of Patmos. You, me… Back to 139

    Searched=Explored it and thus Knows it! Acquainted= reconciled with, aware of, to be of use.

    Reflection Song: I Still Got A Reason to Praise

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