Psalm 139:1 God KNOWS You

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You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. Psalm 139:1

Everyone knows someone. However, the knowledge that a person knows about another person is usually superficial. Most people know only the surface of a person. Deep knowledge of the inner thoughts and feelings of a person is not always known.

It takes time and effort to really get to know how a person thinks and feels. The majority of people do not take that time or effort to really know a person.

It is common to hear of couples who have been married for years to suddenly learn something new about their spouse. No one can truly know all of the inner thoughts of a person.

People are also often scared if another person really knows who they are and what they think. They feel as if they will be rejected if the truth was really known.

David realizes that God had searched him and really knows him. David is also excited to know this information.

Having God really know the inner thoughts of a person is often a scary thought. People fear that God will reject them because of their evil, sinful thoughts that they have.

God knows those thoughts, even before a person begins to think of them, because God knows all already. Yet, despite knowing what a person has been or is thinking, God loves the person.

The great news is that, yes, God does know each person thoroughly, yet, He still loves with perfect love. It was in spite of those thoughts that God sent His Son Jesus to this earth to die on the cross. It was because of those thoughts that Jesus died on the cross to remove those sins.

Instead of fearing God knowing a person, he must rest assured that God knows and still loves.

As with all people, you have things in your past and even current life that is not always the best. There are things you have done or thought in secret that you know goes against God. Even though no person may know about those things, God does. God is not standing there now ready to judge you and condemn you, but to forgive you with great love, mercy and grace.

Rest in the fact that God does really know you better than you even know yourself. And in this knowing, He does love you with a dying, eternal love. Be willing to share all with God, because He already knows it.

I pray today that you will know God’s great love for you; that you will rest in God’s knowledge of you; that you will not try to hide things from God; and that you will grow closer to God.

Psalm 135:5 What Do You Know?

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I know that the Lord is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. Psalm 135:5 

Knowledge is something that every person has. Everyone has some knowledge about some things and very little to no knowledge in other things.

In today’s society getting knowledge is easy. However, getting good, true knowledge is something else. One can look online and Google something for some knowledge on subject. With just a few words in the search, millions of hits can come up. Some of those things are true and have to deal with the original thought, while many have nothing to do with the original thought or are false information.

All over the world there are many things looked as the almighty thing to have. If one has fame or wealth, one has it made and is successful. If one follows this group or that person, one has made it.

The psalmist writes that there is one thing he knows. That one thing is God is great, not only just great, but greater than all other gods.

While all the things that the world looks at for success have some good points, there are just temporary and will not last. All of those things are little gods to people. Things that people worship and adore, live their life chasing after.

God is eternal and in control. He is the One who created everything. He is the One who sustains everything. And He is not an ogre, holding everything to Himself, but shares it all with mankind. God is loving and caring.

The things of this world are just that–things. They cannot love or help in themselves. They are not alive. At best they are tools to be used.

God is perfect love and alive. This makes Him greater than anything god this world can offer.

As a believer you must know that God is love and that He IS greater than anything this world has. God can and will meet every need you have. The things of this world will fail and fall short. People will fail and fall short. God will never fail or fall short.

While knowing this in the mind is good, you must also know and believer this in your heart. You must have faith that God is who He says He is and that He really does love you.

This knowledge will give you the strength and ability to make it through every tough situation that this life can give you.

Do you know God?

Or do you know about God?

I pray today that you will have a personal relationship with God; that you will know God in your heart; that you will know God’s love for you; and that you will share knowing God with others. 

Psalm 100:3 It Is All About God

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Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3

Having knowledge is important in surviving in this world. It takes knowledge to know how things work. It takes knowledge to know how to accomplish something.

Knowledge used correctly can guide a person in making the right choices. It can also guide a person in choosing the right person. Employers will not hire a person who has no knowledge about the job or the position.

There are many in the world who believe that they have the right knowledge, that they know what is best. Groups will attempt to control others with their ‘knowledge’. However, the knowledge of this world is only temporary and of man alone.

The psalmist tells people to know that the Lord is God. God has created everyone and so everyone belongs to Him. The knowledge is that God is in control and people are to follow and obey Him.

In a world that is all about self, it is easy for one to forget that God is the one who is really in control. People think that they are self-made and can do whatever they want.

This belief can easily slip into the life of a believer in the church. One  begins to lead some ministry and it goes successful. After a time, he runs with it in his own way, forgetting that what it is all about. The focus is on building his ministry, rather than God’s kingdom.

Believers are to find out what God wants and do that. He is the one who guides and gives the strength and ability to do what needs to be done. It is God who accomplishes things through the believer.

You were made by God. You were made to do what He wants in His way. As a believer you are to follow God as sheep follow their shepherd.

God knows what is best for your life and is there to guide you on that path. There will be times that the path does not look like the best path, but you must know that you belong to Him and He loves you and will guide you correctly. It is not about you, but Him.

Allow your life to be one that loves and serves God. Give Him complete control of your life and see what He can do in and through you.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God’s leading; that you will obey God in every area of your life; and that you will allow yourself to belong to God alone.