Psalm 119:129-176; 139
Psalm 119 ends much the same way it began, with a reverence for and delight in God’s word. The psalmist determines to walk in obedience to God’s commands, which he knows pleases the Lord. At the same time, he is not ignorant of the enemy coming against him, as he cries out to the Lord for help and rescue.
Psalm 139 is a psalm that praises God for his omnipresence and omniscience. David exclaims that the Lord has searched and known him, even down to his thoughts before they are voiced. God knows us so well that he was the one who created and put us together in our mother’s womb, and even planned our days. Likewise, God is everywhere and there is nowhere David can go to flee his presence. Ultimately, it is this God whom David calls on to destroy those who walk in rebellion against God.
For us, what does it mean that God is everywhere and we cannot flee his presence? It means that God sees all and knows all, including those sins we think we do in secret. The psalmist in Psalm 119 knew this, which is part of the reason why he delighted in keeping God’s commands. He did not want to be near sin. Let us strive to live lives that keep God’s commands knowing that he knows our hearts and sees the things we do in the dark.
Knowing that God knows all & sees all, does that influence how you live your life?