You Know Me, O God!
Verse 1 – Lord, You have searched me and known me.
Verse 2 – You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
Verse 3 – You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
Verse 4 – For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
Hebrews 4:13 says, “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
God’s attributes are not restricted to time. The words know, understand, observe, and are aware, speak of God’s omniscience.
Verse 5 – You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.
Verse 6 – Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot contain it.
Verse 7 – Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
God is omnipresent. There is nowhere we can go that His Spirit is not with us (Romans 8:38, 39). I’ve often heard people say, “I ran from God for years!” If they had known Him truly, they would not have even tried.
Verse 8 – If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
Verse 9 – If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Verse 10 – Even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
Verse 11 – If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” even the night shall be light about me;
Verse 12 – Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
God’s ultimate desire for His people is to be the light of this world. Wherever we go we are to shed that light that radiates from Christ being in our lives. When Christ is with you, even in the darkest place, His light will shine through no matter what.
Verse 13 – For You have formed my inward parts; You have covered me in my mother’s womb.
Verse 14 – I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
For those who think we humans “evolved from apes, ” or there was just a “big bang,” I challenge you to think how complex the human body is with a heart that can love an invisible God. Everything that was created, was created through Him, by Him, and for Him.
Colossians 1:16 – For by Him (Jesus) all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
John 1:3 – All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
Verse 15 – My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Verse 16 – Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
Verse 15, refers to being in the womb. Verse 16 is a little deeper. David knew that before he was even formed in his mother’s womb, that God knew him; even his days on earth and his destiny were written in God’s books before they were.
Verse 17 – How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them.
Verse 18 – If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake I am still with You.
Verse 19 – Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
Verse 20 – For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take Your name in vain.
Verse 21 – Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And do I not loath those who rise up against You?
Verse 22 – I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
Verse 23 – Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties;
Verse 24 – And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
David submitted his thoughts and motives to the Lord’s scrutiny. He asked God to reveal any offensive way in him. Scriptures speak of two very opposite ways of life – the upright and the wicked.