22 Jun God All Knowing
This past Sunday, Pastor Ken preached from Psalm 103. He called us to remember God’s steadfast love in practicing worship as a spiritual discipline. As we continually call ourselves to remember who God is and what he has done, this leads us to respond to Him in worship. Then, as we worship God, we can ‘t help but cry out for all the world to join with us in worship of our great God!
Read: Psalm 139
This coming Lord’s Day, Ryan Heard will continue our series in the Psalms with Psalm 139. He will invite us to live intimately with our maker. We consider that He knows every finite detail of our existence, watches over us, sustains us through every season, and sanctifies us for His glory. As you think on this Psalm, let this devotional from C.H. Spurgeon be a consolation to your soul as you ponder that the God of the universe knows you far more than you could know yourself, and keeps you as the apple of His eye.
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God.”—Psalm 139:17
Divine omniscience provides no comfort to the ungodly mind, but to the child of God it overflows with consolation. God is always thinking about us, never turns His mind from us, always has us before His eyes; and this is precisely how we would want it, because it would be dreadful to exist for a moment outside the observation of our heavenly Father. His thoughts are always tender, loving, wise, prudent, far-reaching, and they bring countless benefits to us: It is consequently a supreme delight to remember them. The Lord always thought about His people: hence their election and the covenant of grace by which their salvation is secured. He will always think upon them: hence their final perseverance by which they shall be brought safely to their final rest. In all our wanderings the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is constantly fixed upon us—we never roam beyond the Shepherd’s eye. In our sorrows He observes us incessantly, and not a painful emotion escapes Him; in our toils He notices all our weariness, and He writes all the struggles of His faithful ones in His book. These thoughts of the Lord encompass us in all our paths and penetrate the innermost region of our being. Not a nerve or tissue, valve or vessel of our bodily frame is uncared for; all the details of our little world are thought upon by the great God.
Dear reader, is this precious to you? Then hold to it. Do not be led astray by those philosophical fools who preach an impersonal God and talk of self-existent, self-governing matter. The Lord lives and thinks upon us; this is a far too precious truth for us to be easily robbed of it. To be noticed by a nobleman is valued so highly that he who has it counts his fortune made; but how much greater is it to be thought of by the King of kings! If the Lord thinks upon us, all is well, and we may rejoice evermore.
Morning & Evening 04/30 by Charles H. Spurgeon
Song List for Sunday
1. “God Omniscient, God All Knowing,” by Matt Bowswell
2. “The Veil Was Torn,” by Crosspoint Music
3. “Be Thou My Vision,” arr. by Crosspoint Music
4. “Highs & Lows,” by Hillsong Young & Free
5. “His Mercy Is More,” arr. by Shane & Shane