He knows you better than you know yourself!
David, a man after God’s own heart, came to the realization, in the later years of his life, that the Lord knew him better than he knew himself. In Psalm 139:1-6, David makes an open acknowledgement of this reality. “O LORD, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.”
Why should David be able to make such a statement of faith about the Lord? David knows the Almighty God as his Creator. In verses 13-16 of the same Psalm, David declares just how intricately involved God has been involved in his life, even before he entered this world. “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
The Lord God has a deep connection to you and me just as he had with David. We are His beloved children whom He created in His image, called us by name, and laid out a plan for our lives. His desire is for us to live under His authority, do all to the glory of His name, and be faithful unto death, so we can receive that crown of eternal life He has waiting for us. And He has not left us to fend for ourselves, in this world, but has sent His Holy Spirit to help guide and direct you and me in this blessed endeavor.
And even more so, our dear God has given us Jesus, to be our Savior from sin and our example unto the final day of our earthly life. In Christ, we have a model to follow which in perfect union with the Father. Jesus said, “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”
Yes, He (God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), knows us better than we know ourselves and that is a very, very good thing! Pastor McCarty