Our Everywhere God

Where can I flee from your presence?
                 —Psalm 139:7

Psalm 139 sketches the scope of God’s knowledge and presence.

It says there is no limit to his knowledge. He knows us through-and-through: knows when we sit and when we stand; knows what we think before we think it, and what we say before we say it. (vv. 1-4).

And it says there is no limit to his presence. “Where can I flee from your presence?” We can’t turn off the light and hide in the dark, for darkness and light are the same to him. (vv. 7–12).

We can hide our real self from people, but not from God. We can deceive people, but not God. He knows everything about us.

Scary? Depends. Soothing? Depends. Whether the cop on the corner is friend or foe depends on our conduct.

Be sure what you read, what you watch, and where you go
will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

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