Day 4

Read Psalm 139 - Day 4

God crafted us to be in relationship with Him not merely to practice religion. But even sincere believers neglect Jesus in exchange for a neatly arranged devotional/spiritual life. Fortunately, God’s Spirit posts warning signs along the road to point us back to a genuine relationship with Him. Psalm 139 is such a sign.

“You perceive my thoughts from afar… Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord” (v. 2,4).

He knows us through and through.

If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there” (v. 8).

He finds us in the deepest pit or on the highest peak.

David helps us catch a humbling glimpse of God’s intimate knowledge of our everyday lives. There is no one who knows us like our God. There is nowhere we can go where He is not with us. Even our momentary feelings of loneliness fail to reflect God’s absence or unknowing. Rather, our loneliness results from our forgetting that He is closer than our next breath.

Reflect on Psalm 139.

How is your faith increased by the knowledge that God knows you better than you know yourself and is closer than your next breath?