“The Omnipresence of God”
May 8, 2020
O Lord, you have searched meand you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise;you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down;you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongueyou know it completely, O Lord.
5 You hem me in — behind and before;you have laid your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me,your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide meand the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;the night will shine like the day,for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful,I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from youwhen I was made in the secret place.When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body.All the days ordained for mewere written in your bookbefore one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them,they would outnumber the grains of sand.When I awake,I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!Away from me, you bloodthirsty men! 20 They speak of you with evil intent;your adversaries misuse your name. 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord,and abhor those who rise up against you? 22 I have nothing but hatred for them;I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me,and lead me in the way everlasting.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. (NIV)
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (NIV)
The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand. (NIV)
Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept from recognizing him. (NIV)
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. (NIV)
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