The Omniscience of God – Psalm 139: 1-6

The Omniscience of God – Psalm 139: 1-6

Psalm 139 is a song of intimate worship. The writer begins by rejoicing in God’s omniscience, the fact that God knows everything about us and is constantly mindful of us.


Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up; you understand my thoughts from far away. You observe my travels and my rest; you are aware of all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue, you know all about it, Lord. You have encircled me; you have placed your hand on me. This wondrous knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it. (Psalm 139:1-6)



Worship begins when we acknowledge God’s presence and humble ourselves with the knowledge of God’s mindfulness. It is a joy to know that we don’t need to explain anything to God. It is humbling to know that God is always thinking about us, even when we are not thinking about God. God’s “placing his hand on us” is a sign of God’s favor. We are God’s children, and God is always working for our good. There is great joy in knowing this. 



Heavenly Father, thank you for placing your hand upon me and accepting me as your child. As you are always mindful of me, let me become continually mindful of you. Let me find the joy I am seeking in continual fellowship with you. 


Life Application:

As God is continually mindful of us, God wants us to be continually mindful of him. This is why he has given us his Holy Spirit to reside within us. The true joy of life is found in spiritual union with God. We tend to think that the joy of life can be found in a relationship with some other human being. When we invest our hopes and dreams in another person, we will ultimately become disappointed when they fail us. This is why so many relationships break apart; they fall under the weight of unreasonable expectations. Those who love God have found the secret of true joy. The writer of this psalm has discovered the joy of knowing God’s mindfulness of us. So can you!