Daily Reflection July 8, 2016
Psalms 139:1-12 God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you’re there, then up ahead and you’re there, too– your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful– I can’t take it all in! 7 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? to be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute– you’re already there waiting! Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I’m immersed in the light!” It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.
We are totally exposed to God. In this Psalm David reminds us that each one of us is known. everything we do, everything we think, everything we say. It has never been easy for man to live with this. “I am an open book to You.” This can be a frightening experience. Ever since Adam and Eve attempted to hide from God people have devised clever tricks to camouflage their wherabouts and cover up their sins.The Bible clearly defines two things about this:
1- There is nothing we can do to escape exposure to God.
2- Goed despises hypocrisy; the practice of making out we are something we are not.
When we are in touch with the truthnthere is brought before our eyes stories of those “found out.” Numbers 32:23 “If you don’t do what you say, you will be sinning against God; you can be sure that your sin will track you down.”
Prayer: God You know all about me. My past boythers me, my life a mess.
Please forgive me and save me. Show me how to move forward with You.