Psalm 139 is incredibly moving because it underscores the very personal nature of God. Yes, the Lord’s knowledge is vast. Yes, His power is great. But how often do we stop and reflect upon God’s genuine longing to forge a relationship with humanity? God watches over us, which is born out of tremendous affection and love. In fact, David described this divine watchfulness as something that he could not escape even if he wanted to. The point being, God is so good, so kind, so loving, and so merciful. Therefore, why would you even want to flee from such a fulfilling and meaningful expression of love? God knows us inside and out. He knows our comings and goings. He knows everything about us. And the fact that the Lord can so beautifully adore us reveals how blessed we really are.
Psalm 139:7, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (NIV)
Kevin Orr (5/15/2019)