Summary: Psalm 139:1-6 teaches man about the omniscience of God as God searches us,as God knows our sitting down and rising up, as God understands our thoughts,as God comprehends our paths and our lying down and all our ways, as God know our words and what they me
1. Open your bibles please to Psalm 139:1&ff.
2. For two sermons, from Psalm 139:7-10, we discussed the omnipresence of God. “Omni” means all. “Presence” means that God is close by. Both words mean that God is always close by.
(1) Verses 7-10 teach that no one is able to hide from God. It makes no difference how far up or down one might go. It’s makes no difference how far east or west one might go.
(2) God is always present, where ever we might go, before we get there.
(3) Knowledge of the omnipresence of God can serve as a warning!
(4) The omnipresence of God can also serve to comfort and encourage us, when we know that God is always close by and there to help us with our problems.
3. In this lesson we are going to discuss the omniscience of God. “Omni” means all. “Science” refers to knowledge. The “omniscience” of God means that God has all knowledge.
I. FIRST, PSALM 139:1 TEACHES THAT GOD’S OMNISCIENCE – GOD’S ALL KNOWLEDGE OF US IS KNOWN BECAUSE GOD IS CONSTANTLY SEARCHING AND EXAMIMING US.
1. Let’s read Psalm 139:1, “O LORD, You have searched me and known me.”
2. I’ve got a couple of questions for each of you.
(1) Would you like for the MRI machines, the sonograms, the X-rays and other ways that doctors check us out for diseases and health problems to be able to produce as much knowledge and information as God knows about each one of us?
(2) Do you think that if doctors and hospitals could obtain that kind of knowledge we could avoid a lot of pain and prolonged sickness?
3. What kind of knowledge does God have about each one of us? Is it just knowledge about our physical body and our physical health?
4. Does God have knowledge about our soul and what will qualify us to go to heaven or what will condemn us to hell? God has both kinds of knowledge, doesn’t He?
5. The word “searched” has for it’s primary meaning to drill or to bore into the earth to find ore or water or oil or gas.
(1) We know the drilling for oil or gas provides detailed information throughout the entire depth of the hole, whether it might be one or two miles deep or deeper.
(2) God knows detailed information about each human being.
(3) God knows what ought to put fear in us.
(4) But keep in mind that the detailed knowledge that God has of man is first and foremost so that God can help us and encourage us.
6. What can you do to allow God to provide more help for your needs?
II. SECOND, PSALM 139:2a TEACHES THAT GOD’S OMNISCIENCE ALLOWS HIM TO KNOW WHERE WE MIGHT BE SITTING DOWN OR WHETHER WE MIGHT BE GETTING READY TO GET UP OUT OF OUR BED OR GET UP OUT OF OUR CHAIR.
1. Let’s read Psalm 139:2a, “You know my sitting down and my rising up”.
(1) “Knowing our sitting down” could imply to God’s knowledge of us as we sit down to relax or as we sit down to study or as we sit down to worship.
(2) “My rising up” could refer to our getting up in the morning or at a time that we are fixing to be busy in secular and/or spiritual work.
2. God knows every move of man. God is interested in what is best for man.
3. Do your ever sit down to drink alcohol or to plot out a sinful deed? Have often do you sit down and plot out those things that God is displeased with?
4. On the other hand, how often does God see you rise up to do things that are pleasing and good and helpful to others in His sight?
5. Do we understand that God is keeping knowledge of what we’re doing in our passive and active moments of each day?
III. THRID, PSALM 139:2b TEACHES THAT THE OMNISCIENCE OF GOD ALLOWS GOD TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE THINKING.
1. Let’s read Psalm 139:2b, “You understand my thought afar off.”
(1) Have you had thoughts about anything in the last 24 hours that you wouldn’t want to stand up in front of the congregation and tell us about?
(2) Does God know what those thoughts were? Is God happy with those thoughts?
Let’s read Hebrews 4:12, “12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.