Do you know someone who you know so well you can tell what they are going to do before he/she does it?
Offer my wife coffee or tea and I can tell you she will take tea. Is it because I can read minds? No, it’s because I know my wife. I may occasionally get fooled, after all, women are unpredictable!
I was reading a Beetle Bailey cartoon the other day. All the men are gathered together in a group and Sarge says, Beetle! Your shoe is untied!
Beetle responds: You can’t see me! How do you know it’s untied?
Sarge: Because I know YOU!
David writes, Psalms 139:
O Lord, thou hast searched me and known me!
Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up…
Thou discernest my thoughts from afar…
Thou are acquainted with all my ways…
Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether…
Then David adds: Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.
It is reassuring that God knows us. He knows how many hairs are on our head! And, that’s not talking about those who shave their heads bald! It is an assertion of how well God knows us. Most important, God knows our hearts! Even when we do something out of character – sometimes called sin – God knows the kind of person we are.
I find it refreshing and encouraging that God knows me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me!!!!!