1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
To read and meditate on verses 1-5 will lead us to agree with verse 6.
Imagine that God in heaven knows the sitting down and standing up of all of the billions of people who live on planet earth! There is not a computer available to store that much information yet God knows it. He understands the thoughts of every one of the billions of people and He understands their thoughts even before they do.
God knows the path of everyone’s life and when they lie down. Just the volume of this information is mind boggling. Furthermore, God is acquainted with all of our ways. We consider path A or path B and God knows our choices and which one we will choose.
Before we speak, God knows our words. We ponder our thoughts to bring out the right words and God knows what words we are going to use before they come out of our mouths. And, God knows this for every one of the billions of people alive!
God hedges our lives, that is, He puts up fences to keep us where He wants us to go. His plans are being worked out even when we think we are doing what we want to do. God is in control of His creation and of every created person. We belong to Him whether we think we do or not and He is in control. He cares for every person in ever village and in every city and desires for them all to know Him. Those who hunger after Him, God sends someone to bring them His gospel.
So, verse 6 says, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, it is high, I cannot attain unto it.” We cannot begin to wrap our minds around a God this big, this smart, and this knowledgeable. But He is and He is our God.
The clock keeps ticking, doesn’t it? Just three weeks ago we were all planning for Christmas and now it is over. Several of us were planning a Christmas Eve and a New Year’s Eve service and now they are all in the history books. I planned to start a new series in January and it is already begun. I am grateful to God and to all of you who helped and came and made all of our special services special. They were wonderful times. Christ was exalted in song and testimony and fellowship and in message. I do enjoy the Christmas season for the opportunities it brings to exalt Christ so powerfully.
Yesterday was a wonderful day for our church as we gathered around the Lord and His word. Attendance was good as was the Spirit at work in us and through us. Continue to pray with us for God to bring us to the place He wants us to be. Be pliable in His hands as we seek His will.
A friend faces cancer surgery this Thursday and needs financial help. Pray for God to show Himself mighty.
Jared and Stefani, along with your children, started school today. After a wonderful time of much family and many friends stopping in, our house is now just us. We are back on schedule and ready to face the challenges and opportunities of 2016.
Have a great day in the Lord,