Psalm 139:8 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Just how well do you really know someone? My now grown children were sitting around talking one day about things they had done as little children that neither my wife nor I knew anything about. These are the kids we raised. We think that we know them, but do we really? How about our husband or wife? Do we really know all about them? We want to know and understand them. In fact, in 1 Peter 3:7 husband are told; “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” Yet as any honest husband will tell you, we will never totally understand the heart and mind of our wife. Most women will confess, they’ll never understand what makes men act like they do either. That kind of knowledge is far above what we can truly understand.
Still, in today’s passage we find that God does know us. Even better than most of us know ourselves. In verse 1 the Psalmist says that God has, “searched me, and known me.” He goes on to say that God knows when were sleeping and awake and even all our thoughts. He knows where we have been and where we are going. He knows our funny little quirks and mannerisms. He hears every word we’ve said and has known us from before we were born. God really does know us.
So what does God think of all this? In Psalm 139:17 it says; “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!” Clearly, God loves you as He thinks about you, and He has really great desires for your life.
Does anyone know you like God?
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