Monday, January 09, 2012

It's All About Him

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

Psalm 139:17 "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!"




We often judge our greatness, to some extent, by the things we have done and the places we have been. You can sound pretty impressive until you find out how little you have actually accomplished! I feel like I am quite a traveler, but I can feel insignificant when meeting someone who has traveled around the world. In a similar way, Psalm 139 highlights God's greatness and our insignificance.


It sounds like a cliché, but it is true: God knows everything. He searches, knows, and understands everything about everybody. No one knows you like God knows you. He knows your quirks and idiosyncrasies that make you "you." God doesn't know you on a superficial level; He is acquainted with all your ways!


God not only knows everything, but He also goes everywhere. He has been everywhere you are going. "Thou art there." Any place you have ever been or considered going to, God has already been there and is able to guide you and guard you.


When you see how great God is, what He knows, and where He goes, it makes the truth that God cares about you all that more amazing! Verse 17 says, "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!" God's omniscience and omnipresence are related to you. It is amazing that God's greatness is framed in the context of a personal relationship with His creation. No one else in the world can do that!


Psalm 139 reminds us that God is gracious to think about us, and we are wise to think about Him. In the grand scheme of things, life is not all about you; it is all about Him. He knows you, understands you, and cares about you. May that change how we approach this day. After all, it's all about Him!



Prayer Requests:

1. BRR New York City Evangelistic Outreach this week

2. Service tonight in Cordova, TN



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