Devotional Thought for Today – 02/19/2021

"Infinity applied to space is omnipresence."- Herman Bavinck, The Doctrine of God

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Psalm 139

One of the most notable of the sacred hymns. It sings the omniscience and omnipresence of God, inferring from these the overthrow of the powers of wickedness since he who sees and hears the abominable deeds and words of the rebellious will surely deal with them according to his justice. The brightness of this Psalm is like unto a sapphire stone, or Ezekiel’s “terrible crystal”; it flames out with such flashes of light as to turn night into day. – C.H. Spurgeon 

This Psalm is one of the most sublime compositions in the world. How came a shepherd boy to conceive so sublime a theme, and to write in so sublime a strain? Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. What themes are more sublime than the Divine attributes? And which of these attributes is more sublime than Omnipresence? Omniscience, spirituality, infinity, immutability, and eternity are necessarily included in it. —George Rogers.

Our text today v.7-10 speaks directly to the omnipresence of God.  ¹  “Neither the noun “omnipresence” nor adjective “omnipresent” occurs in Scripture, but the idea that God is everywhere present is throughout presupposed and sometimes explicitly formulated. God’s omnipresence is closely related to His omnipotence and omniscience: that He is everywhere enables Him to act everywhere and to know all things, and, conversely, through omnipotent action and omniscient knowledge, He has access to all places and all secrets (compare Psalms 139). 

 David makes the following points in these verses: 

Just because God is a Spirit and we can not see him it would be foolish for us to think He can’t see us. 

God is everywhere and we can hide nothing from Him.

Nor could any effort we make to escape His presence end in success. 

God is everywhere so He will always be available to lead and comfort us

Today’s Prayer²

Lord God, Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting thou art God; Psalm 90:2(KJV) the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8(KJV)

Of old hast, thou laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of thy hands: they shall perish, but thou shalt endure; yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment, as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed; but thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end. Psalm 102:25-27(KJV)

I cannot go anywhere from your presence or flee from your Spirit: If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, in the depths of the earth, behold you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me, Psalm 139:7-10(ESV) for I can never outrun you.


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