What You Should Know About God ... and How You Should Respond

December 20, 2016

What You Should Know About God ... and How You Should Respond

""What you think about when you think about God is the most important thing about you,"" A.W. Tozer said. And he was right. The Shepherd-Psalmist-King David knew God. It was this intimate knowledge of the Almighty that made him the great man and leader that He became.

God wants you to know Him, (which is remarkable). He could shroud Himself in mystery with not a speck of self-disclosure, but that is not His desire. It should be our supreme passion to deeply know the Lord. For to know Him is to love Him, and to love Him is to worship Him. And God knows this is our best posture.

I have often said that the purest definition of worship, (which should be done 24 hours a day), is ""to know who God is and give Him what He deserves."" So, what did David know and how did it affect Him?

Psalm 139 gives us four foundational truths about God that are critical to our worship. To forget these things is to wander in humanistic pride. To know them deeply and think of them often is what bows our knees quickly and continually.

1. GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING

""Behold, O Lord, You know it all."" (Psalm 139:4)

Therefore, I should look to Him for all knowledge and wisdom and be overwhelmed with humility and joy that I can know Him. (vs. 5-6)

2. GOD IS EVERYWHERE

""Where can I go from Your Spirit or where can I flee from Your presence? (vs. 7)

Therefore, I should realize the futility of running from Him. I should let His hand lead me, for He knows where I should go, in the light and in the dark. (vs. 10-12)

3. GOD MADE EVERYTHING

""For you formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb."" (vs. 13)

Therefore, I should humbly accept how He has fearfully and wonderfully made me, (and others). I should not reject what He has made, but live in continual gratitude. (vs. 14-15)

4. GOD RULES EVERYTHING

""In your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them."" (vs. 16)

Therefore, I should rejoice in His care for me. And I should look to Him, submit to Him, and let Him lead me in the everlasting way. (vs. 17, 23-24)

Read through these four truths again and again and again. Memorize and meditate on them often, as David did, and you will have found the foyer of heaven.




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