Thursday, August 20, 2009

Known and Not Rejected

"He who planted the ear, does he not hear? He who formed the eye, does he not see? He who disciplines the nations, does he not rebuke? He who teaches man knowledge—the Lord—knows the thoughts of man..." (Psalm 94:9-11)

Our new church (have I blogged about that yet? remind me to blog about that...) has a unique practice of incorporating more Scripture into the Sunday morning worship service. Each Sunday, we read one psalm and one chapter of the New Testament--we're simply reading consecutively through each. One of the men prepares some thoughts on the psalm, and another man offers an outline of and/or reflection on the NT chapter.

I missed it this week, because Elijah had a rough day in the nursery, but I'm still thinking about the reflection on Psalm 94 from the Sunday before. The man who spoke on it chose to focus on verses 9-11 and the omniscience of God. He stressed how God knows ALL our thoughts, overwhelming concept that that is--He knows the thoughts we had 20 years ago, and the thoughts we had five minutes ago. And (to paraphrase this man's reflection) the truth is, if you all knew every single one of my thoughts, you would be disgusted with me. You would be appalled, and you would judge me--you would want to keep your distance.

But God...God knows every single one of my thoughts, and instead of being disgusted with me, He loves me. Instead of keeping His distance, He draws me to Himself. Instead of judging me, He puts all the wrath I deserve on His Son, and calls me His daughter.

God knows my thoughts--and does not reject me! How unfathomably wonderful is the gospel of the glory and grace of Christ.


Anonymous said...

No, you didn't blog about your new church (I don't think).

Tom Gabbard said...

Amen, We truly have much to be thankful for and great cause to extoll and magnify His name!!

sara jean said...

I am so thankful that God fully knows me and still says, "I love you!" Honestly, I can't get over it, it amazes me.