Job worded it well when he said, “I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Job 42:2

In Psalm 139, we get a detailed glimpse of the majesty, awesomeness, and power of Almighty God. God is absolutely wonderful! Notice the inexplicable attributes of God.

God has perfect knowledge of you. He knows all about you, and completely follows you from sunup to sundown. It matters not how far you think you might have wandered from His presence, He knows perfectly, the details of your every daily activity and your most intimate thoughts and passions.

He knows your path and orders it for you (Psalm 37:23) You cannot speak without His knowing perfectly well, what you are going to say before it even comes to your mind.

He is all around you — he has literally hemmed you in. He has his hand on you. His omniscience is unfathomable. It is too high for any earthling to understand, or to attain. “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” Romans 11:33

God’s presence cannot be escaped. You cannot run from Him. His view of you spans from the Heavens to Sheol - from the east to the west (infinite distance) You cannot escape his grasp. The darkness cannot impair His view of you.

God designed you. He created your inward parts. He knitted you while you were inside your mother’s womb. You were just as much a complete human being as an embryo as you are today. God’s “planned parenthood” is perfectly conceived in His sovereign will. The devil loves nothing better than to seek to disrupt that process. While it’s within the devil’s reach, and agenda to mutilate a fetus, yet no force between heaven and hell can hinder that precious little baby boy or girl from going immediately into the presence of Jesus. 2 Samuel 12:23.

He did not just make you, but He instilled awesomeness in you, which no other person, educational system or entity can do. Neither Downs syndrome nor any other physical malady can stop God from His magnificent work in a precious life. Helen Keller is a wonderful case in point — born blind and deaf - she became one of the greatest communicators known to man.

While you were in that embryonic stage of life, His plan for you was established. He saw perfectly, your potential, your character traits, your personality, and even your stumbling, and loves you with an intimate, infinite, indescribable love.

God has a perfect, warm, divine regard for you. His thoughts toward you are innumerable, constant and precious.

the Psalmist expresses an abhorrence for wickedness. Yet, that did not stop him from asking God to investigate and examine his own heart, and to cleanse it from any leanings toward wickedness.

“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments and his paths beyond tracing out.” Romans 11:33 NIV


Paul Gauntt currently serves as the pastor of First Baptist Church of Palmer.