God’s Inescapable Omnipresence


     In David’s tribute to the Jehovah’s omnipresence in Psalm 139, he declares two inescapable truths.

     First, space does not limit God.  “Where can I go from Your Spirit?  Or where can I flee from Your presence?  If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, 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” (vv. 7-10).

     Second, darkness does not hide anything from God.  “If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall fall on me,’ even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You“ (vv. 11-12).

     Idols have eyes but do not see (Psalm 135:15-16), but “the eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3).

     God’s omnipresence is inescapable.

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