[Psalms] Everything

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Devotional

Fully Known


Psalm 139 is a very poetic and famous psalm. It is divided into 4 sections of 6 verses each. 


David declares that God is everything. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and He is everywhere for every time and every moment. We are to lay our lives before Him. 


God is all-knowing and all interested. Now, you might say, “Yeah, I know God’s all-knowing. Of course. He’s God!” But, do you know that God is not only all-knowing, He is also all-interested? He not only loves you; He likes you. He not only cares for you; He wants to be a part of what is going on in your life. 


He is all-knowing and all-interested as well; that is so important for us, because every human being desires greatly to be known and to have friendships. We all, introverts and extroverts, long for different levels of friendship, but everybody wants to have a friend. Everybody wants to be known. Everybody wants to be cared for. 


One of my best friends since sixth grade and I have this phrase that we use together: “Fully known; fully loved.” That is the way that we describe each other. I know everything about him. He knows everything about me. And I fully love him and he fully loves me. It is the same with the Lord, just at a deeper level. He fully knows everything about you and He fully loves you with everything He is.


We crave to be known. It may be through selfies on social media that we are trying to get known. It may be through acknowledgments of our accolades, our accomplishments, or our trophies that we are trying to gain fame. Everybody wants to be known, and God says, “I know you and I like you.”


It does not matter how many followers you have; it matters who you have as your leader. If you have Christ as your leader, knowing Him will give you more satisfaction than a million followers will ever give you. 


God wants you to know that you are fully known and fully loved by Him.