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Read Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Monday

Read Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24


      LORD, you have examined me and you know me.
     2You know everything I do;
     from far away you understand all my thoughts.
     3You see me, whether I am working or resting;
     you know all my actions.
     4Even before I speak,
     you already know what I will say.
     5You are all round me on every side;
     you protect me with your power.
     6Your knowledge of me is too deep;
     it is beyond my understanding.

     7Where could I go to escape from you?
     Where could I get away from your presence?
     8If I went up to heaven, you would be there;
     if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.
     9If I flew away beyond the east
     or lived in the farthest place in the west,
     10you would be there to lead me,
     you would be there to help me.
     11I could ask the darkness to hide me
     or the light round me to turn into night,
     12but even darkness is not dark for you,
     and the night is as bright as the day.
     Darkness and light are the same to you.


     23Examine me, O God, and know my mind;
     test me, and discover my thoughts.
     24Find out if there is any evil in me
     and guide me in the everlasting way.

Think


Psalm 139 helps us to understand the intimacy with which God knows us.  There is nothing that we can keep hidden.  Every aspect of our lives, all of our being, is known to our God.  Even though God knows everything about us, he still loves us.  Jesus chooses to forgive and renew us.

Pray


Verses 23 and 24 are a worthy prayer:

     23Examine me, O God, and know my mind;
     test me, and discover my thoughts.
     24Find out if there is any evil in me
     and guide me in the everlasting way.  Amen

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