Presentation on theme: "The All Knowing God! Reading: Psalm 139. Psalm 139 (CEV Contemporary English) “You have looked deep into my heart, and you know all about me. You know."— Presentation transcript:
The All Knowing God! Reading: Psalm 139
Psalm 139 (CEV Contemporary English) “You have looked deep into my heart, and you know all about me. You know when I am resting or when I am working, and from heaven you discover my thoughts…
…You notice everything I do and everywhere I go. Before I even speak a word, you know what I will say, and with your powerful arm you protect me from every side…
…I can’t understand all of this! Such wonderful knowledge is far above me. Where could I go to escape from your Spirit or from your sight?...
…If I were to climb up to the highest heavens, you would be there. If I were to dig down to the world of the dead you would also be there. Suppose I had wings like the dawning day and flew across the ocean. Even then your powerful arm would guide and protect me…
…Or suppose I said, “I’ll hide in the dark until night comes to cover me over.” But you see in the dark because daylight and dark are all th same to you. You are the one who put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me…
…Everything you do is marvellous! Of this I have no doubt. Nothing about me is hidden from you! I was secretly woven together out of human sight, but with your own eyes you saw my body being formed…
…Even before I was born, you had written in your book everything about me. Your thoughts are beyond my understanding much more than I could imagine…
…I try to count your thoughts, but they outnumber the grains of sand on the beach. And when I awake I will find you nearby…
Vs 23-24 “Look deep into my heart, God, and find out everything I am thinking. Don’t let me follow evil ways, but lead me in the way that time has proven true.”
Have you ever met a “know-it-all” This Psalm written by David describes how God has created us, and what he continues to do in our lives. It reveals the omnipresence, and omniscience of God. 1. God Shaped Us. 2. God Searches Us. 3. God Surrounds Us. 4. God Steers Us. The All Knowing God!
1. God Shaped Us. A. He created us. (Verse 13) (Verse 13 “You formed my inward parts” Job 10:8 – “Your hands have made me and fashioned me” The All Knowing God!
B. He covered us. (Verse 13 “You formed my inward parts (you covered me in my mothers womb) (Mother Hen) C. He curiously (intricately and skilfully) wrought us. (Verse 15) Job 10:8 – “Your hands have made me and fashioned me, an intricate unity”
2. God Searches Us. A.He knows our heart (the real you!). (Verse 23 “Search me, O God and know my heart) Job 31:6 – “Let me be weighed on honest scales that God may know my integrity.” The All Knowing God!
B. He knows our thoughts. (Verse 2 “You know my thoughts afar off”) Matthew 9:4 “But Jesus knowing their thoughts..” C. He knows our needs before we ever pray. Verse 4 “For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord you know it altogether.”
3. God Surrounds Us. A. He walks behind us. (Verse 5) When we fall (Baby learning to walk) B. He walks in front of us. (Verse 5 “You have hedged me behind and before” – He prepares our way! The All Knowing God!
C. He walks beside us. (Verse 3 “You comprehend my path, my laying down, Vs 2 “sitting down and rising up, Vs18 “When I awake”) D. He lives inside us. (Colossians 1:27 – “Christ in you the hope of glory.”
4. God Steers Us. A. His hand is upon us to guide us. Vs 10 – “Your hand shall lead me and your right hand shall hold me.” The All Knowing God!
B. His Word is a guide to us. (2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” The All Knowing God!
C. His Spirit is our guide! (John 16:13 – “When the Spirit of Truth has come He will guide you into all truth.” The All Knowing God!