PSALM 139 is said to be one of the greatest Psalms written of King David. In this Psalm, David writes of the ever present (Omnipresent) and the all knowing God (Omniscient). More specifically, it gives and account of how well God knows each of us individually, even better than we know ourselves.
Before we were even fashioned or formed God, knew every component of our being; physical and spiritual. Our very souls were created with carefulness and precision. Nothing that we are, is a mistake or a mishap, because everything God created was deemed marvelous and “good” in His sight.
Because God took such great care in forming each of us, like any other Artist, God monitors and takes note of us and of everything that pertains to us. And, even in our imperfection, his thoughts of us are only good. Who wouldn’t want to KNOW and SERVE a God like that? Such a loving steward and caretaker is He.
1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.