Sighting things in

One of the things we hunters do about this time of year is make sure the gun is ready to go, we sight it in so that when and if the opportunity to bag that deer comes we’ll be on target. I wonder if life has knocked your sights out of whack a little and your living a little off the mark?   Sometimes we just get too busy to even think about God !  We go through our daily grind, we attend to this duty and that one and before you know it the day is over.  But a time of just dwelling on what God is like is so needed. David would’ve taken considerable time as a young man to meditate on the Lord as he tended his father’s flock on the hillsides of Palestine.

In Ps.139 he contemplates some of the major traits of God and he starts with His omniscience. “O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with ALL my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.” (vss.1-4).   Before you read further here take a few moments to just think what the attribute of God’s being an all-knowing God means, in short, slow down for a second (preferably several) and meditate on this truth.

How does God’s omniscience comfort you? What did you come up with?  One that I thought of was that since He is this way that I can totally trust what He says in His Word.  A pastor friend of mine used to say “God is the only One Who never ever learned anything !” Think on that for a moment !    Also, since He’s omniscient, He knows me totally and still loves me !  If you knew everything about every friend you have would you still be friends, would they of you?

As David continued to muse on this wonderful characteristic of the Lord he then said this, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me !” (vs6).  I think a lot of times we’re down in the dumps because we take a good bit of time to “meditate” on what’s in front of us in every day life (bills, health issues, friends, family concerns, what will be for dinner, etc) yet we forget the spiritually healthy art of meditating on God !   We see what needs to get done and we plow through it but our mind is fixated on lesser things, quite frankly, and we just need to adjust our sights a little higher !

I’d challenge you to also look at the rest of this great psalm and contemplate some of God’s other traits that David dwells on like His omnipotence and His omnipresence and see if you start to think as David, “such knowledge is wonderful” !!

 

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