A Look at Psalm 139
“You have looked deep into my heart, Lord, and you know all about me.”
Psalms 139:1 CEV
Other translations use the verbs search, investigate and examine instead of looked.
All of which suggests that an inordinate amount of time is being spent actively getting to know the subject.
The Psalmist knew that he was of importance to the great God of the universe. He, God, had put in a lot of time on him.
The same goes for you and for me.
Out of the zillion things which could catch the attention of God, you and I do.
Wow. What a feeling!
But I’ve got to admit that even the awesome feeling of knowing that I am important to God is trumped by the feeling provoked by the second verb, ‘know’.
It suggests something much deeper than an interest in a object under a microscope, doesn’t it?
I am struck by the intimacy which exudes from it.
A connection which cannot be defined but by the two people involved.
I imagine two people who finish each other’s sentences; or who knows what the other is thinking without them even saying a word.
God knows me.
He knows you.
But, do we know Him?
-we took our relationship with Him to the next level?
-we are missing out on an inordinate number of blessings because we haven’t gone further with God?
– we were to invest time and effort in getting to know Him better?
-we could have a deeper, more intimate relationship with God?
He tells us, “When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NRSV
God knows us, and He invites us to get to know Him.
So, will we?