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Psalms 139

O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;

you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;

you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue

you know it completely, O LORD.
You hem me in—behind and before;

you have laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me

and the light become night around me,"
Even the darkness will not be dark to you;

the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
Your eyes saw my unformed body.

All the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!

How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,

they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake, I am still with you.
If only you would slay the wicked, O God!

Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
They speak of you with evil intent;

your adversaries misuse your name.
Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,

and abhor those who rise up against you?
I have nothing but hatred for them;

I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;

test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me,

and lead me in the way everlasting.

He knows me! Out of all of the millions...perhapse billions of people who ever have or ever will walk the face of the Earth, He KNOWS me! He concerns Himself with the details of my life and despite my shortcomings...despite my sinful nature...He STILL loves me and wants only good things for me! Without Him, there isn't one redeemable cell in my body...without Him, all the good I try to do is as filthy rags...without Him, I am a lost and wondering man, looking under every rock, in every doorway and in every conquest for the meaning behind my life. He IS my redeemer...He IS my savior...He IS my Lord, my God and my Friend.

He knows you know Him?

~ V


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