Psalm 139:1-4 (NKJV)

O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.

One of man's most feared dread and yet one of his deepest longings is to be known intimately. To be truly known by another person is both dangerous and fulfilling. Before anyone would allow this, there must be a great deal of trust. Marriage is the perfect place for such intimacy. You have heard of two people knowing each other so well that they do not even need to speak before the other person knows what they are thinking. There is however a level that even intimate friends and marriage partners do not know about each other. The thought life is a deep and complex place where we can hide.

The Bible says that the Lord knows us like this. But there is no level that he does not know. Not only does he know all my thoughts but he understands them as well. And yet, He loves me with an everlasting love.

Psalm 139:6 (NKJV)

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.


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