12/20/19: Revelation 11:1-19; Psalm 139:1-24; Proverbs 30:15-16

A characteristic of a truly special friend is someone who knows you – who knows your thoughts, your fears, your strengths and weaknesses and what comforts you.  This special friend can almost predict your actions.  And this special friend will always be with you, even when you are not at your “best.”

These thoughts struck me today as I read Psalm 139.  David certainly recognizes that God is the Lord God almighty.  But David also describes how well the Lord knows us and that he will never leave us:

Psalm 139:

You have searched me, Lord,
    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, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.

 

 

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