Theme of the Week: The God Who Is There
Bible Verse: “Before a word is on my tongue, you know all about it, Lord.” Psalm 139:4
Scripture Reading: Psalm 139:1-6
When I was a kid, I asked my mom to buy me a shirt that said, “General Know It All.” I thought it was cool. Everyone else thought it was annoying. Nobody likes the person who thinks they know everything unless that person really does know everything!
I am fascinated by people who know more than I do. There is no doubt in my mind that Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX fame has more knowledge than I will ever have in my lifetime. He fascinates me. But even Elon Musk has limitations to his knowledge. I doubt he knows what I am going to say before I even say it.
And yet, this is the very description given to describe God in Psalm 139. He knows everything about you, and he understands your every thought. He knows what you are doing right now and what you wish you were doing right now.
God knows everything about you, and he also knows everything about everything! Psalm 147:5 teaches us that his knowledge, or understanding, is infinite! He knows the past, the present, and the future. Nothing catches God by surprise. He knows your feelings, but also the feelings of the person you are angry with or disappointed in. He knows what it takes to get a spaceship to Mars or how to end a pandemic. This depth and width of knowledge is called the omniscience of God. And nobody, including Elon Musk, can match it.
And yet, this God who knows everything – including your darkest moments and your deepest secrets – surrounds you with his protection and love.
The fact that God knows everything is a reason to worship him and a reason to rest in him. As the Psalmist writes, “This wondrous knowledge is beyond me.” It is so good to worship and serve the One who truly knows it all.
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