Re: Verse reading–1 Samuel 16:1-7; Psalm 139 (day five) v1. “O Lord, You have searched me and known me.”
Saw a post on Facebook the other day that was very unsettling. It was a reminder that a hidden tracking setting on my smart phone was recording where, when, and how frequently I spend every moment of my life. Every move documented and even mapped. How many people will immediately turn that off after reading this post?
Psalm 139 indicates that God knows those same things and even more about each and every one of us. Not only in real time, but also from the beginning of time. For some people, this seems very intrusive, frightening, and intimidating. Many would look for a way to turn this setting off as well. Yet, for the Psalmist this truth brings comfort and peace. There is no threat in this observation, only shelter and refuge. An understanding of God’s omniscience can bring real and honest dialogue and a willingness to trust. Do our hearts willingly open and invite God to search and know everything about us?