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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe



Today’s Reading:

Psalm 139:1-6

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me” (v. 1)


If we are to be honest with ourselves, most of us don’t believe that God knows much about us, perhaps just some things and not others! This partly explains why we do things in “secret”, we hide things and actions from fellow human beings, take what does not belong to us, thinking nobody is seeing/looking at us. On the contrary, God, who is the creator of the universe and of all things including human beings, is the Omnipresent God, who is also Omnipotent and Omniscient.

The question is – to what extent do you think God knows you? Amazingly, scripture confirms the total extent to which God knows each of us. First and foremost, He created you in his image and likeness (Gen. 1:26)., before you were brought forth into the world, He had known you. God said to the prophet Jeremiah in Jer. 1:5, that before He formed him in the womb, He knew him. Also, David the Psalmist in our Today’s reading in v.15, said that his frame was not hidden from God when he was made in secret. He said the eyes of God saw his substance when he was yet unformed (v.16) In verse 13, David said God formed his inward parts and covered him in his mother’s womb. This is pre-knowledge only possessed by God, man’s creator. David said he was fearfully and wonderfully made (v.14). Aside from knowing you before, and on to your beginning on earth, God also has crowned you with his glory and honour (Ps.8:5) and given you dominion over all his creation (Gen.1:28). Furthermore, God has created you to achieve a specific purpose on earth, apart from the general purpose for all to glorify him on earth (Is 43:7). For instance, God ordained Jeremiah as a prophet to the nations (Jer. 1:5). So, each person has his/her God-given purpose to achieve for him on earth. Have you identified your purpose?

Given the perfect nature of God, He has not just created and assigned a purpose to each of us but has gone ahead to give talents, gifts, abilities and all enablement required to fulfil them. God does not stop there, his thoughts towards you are of good, to give you a future and a hope and peace (Jer. 29:11). David also confirms in verse 17 that God’s thoughts to us are precious and the sum of them is great if counted, will be more than the sand (v. 18). We see from the experiences of the Israelites in 2 Chr. 16:9, that the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth. Throughout the Bible and much more so in the New Testament days and up till now, there is recorded evidence of the roles the Spirit of God, the third in the Trinity, plays in the lives of men, especially believers. In the Epistle of John Chapters 14,15, we read that the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father, whom the Son Jesus said would dwell in us as a helper, lead, teach, remind, instruct, glorify the Father and Jesus and will search all things and make them known to us. No wonder, David in verse 1 said that the Lord had searched him and known him. He further said in verse 7 that, where could he go from God’s Spirit or where could he flee from his presence? He said if he ascended to heaven, He would be there, if in hell, He would be there, if he dived to the uttermost part of the sea, He would be there. He said darkness could not hide him from God, and that darkness and light are both alike to God (vv. 8-12).

Given the forgoing evidence that God knows everything about you, what should be your attitude towards him? It should be that of awe, respect, reverence, godly fear, openness, honour, worship & praise, thankfulness and holiness. To an unbeliever, the first step is to surrender totally to Jesus, whom God sent to reconcile man back to him after the fall in Eden. Accept the sacrifice He made for sin and accept him as Lord and Savior. Thereafter, it will be easier to live in the consciousness that He knows everything about you.



To surrender your life to Christ, say this prayer aloud. “Father, I acknowledge my sin against you. I repent and ask for forgiveness, in the name of Jesus. I surrender to the Lordship of Jesus. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, take control of my heart and lead me in Your path of righteousness. Thank You, Lord.”

If you said the prayer, Congratulations! Prayerfully look for a living church and report to the resident reverend priest or pastor.



  1. Father, it is heart-warming that You had known us before You brought us out from our mother’s womb into the earth. You are the Omnipresent God indeed.

  2. Lord, thank you for wonderfully and fearfully creating us, in Your image and likeness.

  3. Father, please help us to permanently live in awe of you, loving and living for you all our days.

  4. Father, help us live in the consciousness that You know everything about us, let it lead us to please You all our days.

  5. Lord Jesus, as part of our purpose on earth, may the church bring other souls to the light of your kingdom.

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