Ps 139 Again, the pslamist reminds us that God sees and hears, and He is all-knowing for He is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. Throughout scripture, we come face to face with who He is. God is El Roi, who sees and cares; the Bread of Life upon which we may feed; the Living Water from which we may quench our spiritual thirst. He came as Immanuel [God with us] in human form to understand His love and His plan for humanity. He is the Good Shepherd that knows and calls his sheep by name yet is intimately acquainted with each one for He alone sees into the womb where the child is being woven as His perfect tapestry.
God knows our mindset, our ways, and our thoughts. We cannot even begin to fathom His thoughts about us; they are more significant than the grains of sand on the seashore. It is because of that, David prays: “Examine me, and probe my thoughts! Test me, and know my concerns! See if there is any idolatrous tendency in me, and lead me in the reliable ancient path!”
Psalm 8 begins and end with the same phrase: “O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth,” “We need not wonder at this, for no heart can measure, no tongue can utter, the half of the greatness of Jehovah. The whole creation is full of his glory and radiant with the excellency of his power; his goodness and his wisdom are manifested on every hand.” [Spurgeon]
And yet even though God is majestic and full of splendor it is the infants and children who understand His majesty more often than those who mature and educated. The Pharisees were indignant when the children were crying out in the temple courts “Hosanna to the Son of David,” and Jesus responded quoting Psalm 8:2. “ From the mouths of children and nursing babies you have ordained praise” Oh to have such a childlike faith to offer praise as freely as these little ones to the Lord for His power, majesty and splendor. David’s point was the same as the Apostle Paul’s words: “But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong.” [ICor]
Today may we offer praise to Jehovah for truly He is majestic and full of splendor. The heavens and all of creation resound with his work. “For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.” [Rom 1] and that is why this statement should bring shudders to our soul: the young child of an atheist couple once asked his parents, “Do you think God knows we don’t believe in Him?” [Dr. Constable] Yes God knows for He is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent.
May we begin our week with these words upon our lips: “O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth”