“O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord.” (Psalm 139:1-4 NIV)
This passage of scripture shows us the all-knowing nature of God and how much he cares for us. Do you remember what you ate for supper last night? When did you go to bed? When did you get up? You may have gotten busy with the day’s activities and already forgotten, but God has not!
It’s good to know God remembers, even when we forget. But sometimes it is scary. That means he knows about that person who was really annoying me. I did my best to keep my mouth shut, but a lot of hateful thoughts were going through my mind. Thank God I did not voice those thoughts, but God even knows those thoughts! So if he knows my thoughts, then he also knows my actions. He is aware of all the sins I have ever committed. The ones I would definitely not like to name in a public forum like this article. This is true for me. And it’s also true for you. God knows what you were thinking the last time you had a rude waitress, whether you let her have it or not. God knows all the sins you have ever done. That’s frightening, isn’t it?
Here is the great news. He knows my impure thoughts. He knows your bad thoughts. He knows all my sins. He knows all your sins. But he still loves us. That’s amazing! Most people find out a small portion of our bad thoughts and deeds and they are ready to drop us like a hot potato. God is not like that. He knows me. He knows you. He knows us inside and out. He loves us. He longs to have a relationship with us. He wants to save us so we can spend eternity with him. He knows you. Do you know him? Be close to God. Don’t run and hide. He wants to lead you in the everlasting way.
Written by: Jimmy Hodges