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  • Writer's pictureAmy Blossom

Five Things God Knows About You - A Look at Psalm 139

The Bible tells us over and over that God knows everything about us. After all, He is the One who created every single one of us.

In Jeremiah 1:5 God says:

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Although the Lord is speaking to Jeremiah in this verse, the same is true for us - God has know each one of us since before we were even born. In fact, He knows us better than we know ourselves. Not only that, God loves each one of us more than we can comprehend.

God cares about us so much that Jesus tells us in Luke 12:7:

"But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows."

Today, we will look specifically at Psalm 139 and point out five things that God knows about each and every one of us. Knowing that God cares this much about us and makes it a point to know everything about us is a tremendous gift.

Five Things God Knows About You from Psalm 139


Psalm 139

Psalm 139 is pictured below. Read through it all, taking note of all that God knows about us. Now, although the titles of the Psalms were added later, it is important to note the title given to this Psalm: "God's Perfect Knowledge of Man." God knows each one of us perfectly. It is comforting when you realize that God knows us so well.

Psalm 139


Five Things God Knows About You

Although we know that God indeed knows everything about us, Psalm 139 lists some specific things that we are going to look at in detail. Now, the very first line - verse one - in Psalm 139 reveals one of the ways God knows us. The writer of Psalm 139 is King David who states in verse one: "O, Lord, You have searched me and known me." The word "searched" here refers to digging deep down or exploring intently. King David perceives that God has dug deeply into his heart, and there God uncovered so much about him. God does the same to all of us. He searches us and knows us.

God Knows Us Inside and Out - Verse 1

The Lord makes it a point to look at us from His throne and as He does, He searches our heart, our spirit, and our lives overall... and He has done so all of our lives.

Later in Psalm 139, verses 15-16 we see the proof that God knew us and our substance even while we were being formed in our mother's womb. In fact, it also says that God wrote down all of our days before we even took our first breath after being born. How amazing it is to know that God does this for everyone? That is love!

The truth is, we could stop here, because the fact that God knows everything about us has been proven in verse one. However, let's keep going for more specifics.

God Knows Our Every Move - Verse 2

In verse two David writes: "You know my sitting down and my rising up." This means that there is no move you can make without God knowing that you are going to make it.

This is why prayer is so important. Anytime you have a decision to be made - or in other words, there is a move right in front of you - take it to God in prayer. Ask the Lord to lead you and guide you through His Holy Spirit. While we may think moving a certain way is the right choice to make, God may want us moving in a different direction.

God Knows Our Thoughts - Verse 2

Continuing in verse two, David adds that God "Understands [our] thoughts from afar off." Wow! Our thoughts are not even hidden from God. Every thought that comes to our mind is noted by God. The Bible tells us in many places that we need to protect our thoughts.

First, in 2 Corinthians 10:5 the Apostle Paul tells us to:

"[bring] every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ"

And in Romans 12:2 Paul tells us to:

"be transformed by the renewing of your mind"

We must remember that our thoughts can be offensive to God. Our thoughts can drive us crazy. Our thoughts can turn into malicious actions. Our thoughts can lead us right into sin.

For these reasons, we need to focus our thoughts on godly things and when those negative thoughts do come to mind, we need to squash them immediately.

In Philippians 4:8 the Apostle Paul tells us what to think about...

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things."

Philippians 4:8

God Knows the Path We're On - Verse 3

In verse three we see that God "Comprehends [our] path and [our] lying down and is acquainted with all [our] ways." In other words, God knows our ways, our situations, and our actions. You see, God examines everything pertaining to our path in a way that it is impossible for Him to miss something (not that He would, He's GOD). Every single detail is known, sorted, and separated by God. Remember, God is extremely detail-oriented -even about each of our lives.

When we experience trials or sufferings, we may think that God is unaware of what is happening, but as we see here, that is not the case. Psalm 139:3 can be used as a comfort verse when we feel as if God is not there or does not know what we are experiencing. Our Father knows perfectly what we are experiencing, where we are going, and what we are doing.

God Knows The Words We Speak - Verse 4

You cannot say a word that God doesn't hear. Verse four says: "For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether." David is declaring that God, who is all-knowing, not only knows what we spoke, but He even knows the words we are going to speak.

How is this possible? Well, don't forget verse two which tells us that God knows our thoughts. What we speak starts in our mind as thoughts, and those thoughts become words. Knowing this fact should encourage us to think carefully about what we are going to say and how we are going to say it.

Our words should always be honest, encouraging and wholesome.

Colossians 4:6 says:

"Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one."

Further, Proverbs 18:21 says:

"Death and life are in the power of the tongue..."

It may not seem possible, but our words hold a lot of power. Knowing this, we should always speak kindly, building one another up. At the same time, we should not engage in gossip, speak foul language or hurt others with our words. It's important to think before you speak and be aware that your words are powerful.

Five Things God knows about you - Psalm 139


God knows everything about us and that cannot be denied. While this is amazing on its own, what's even more beautiful is that God knows us and yet, He still loves us. Despite every imperfection, every negative thought or word, everything we've done against Him, every mistake we've made - HE STILL LOVE US.

Romans 8:38-39 gives us the picture of God's love toward us:

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Rest assured that God knows everything about you and loves you more than you can comprehend. I pray that you will be aware of God in every area of your life and rest in the knowledge that HE KNOWS.

The awareness of God in all things will change the way you live and look at life. 




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