Praying the Psalms yields many truths that reading it alone does not release. Prayer is a different way of reading and releases another way of receiving. This morning Psalm 95 was my prayer partner for the day, verses 3-7 unlocked truth I never put into words before. “For the LORD is a great God And a great King above all gods, In whose hand are the depths of the earth, The peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it, And His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.”
God knows everything; He sees it all. Whether in the heights of the expanse or the depths of the earth, He sees and He knows all that is going on. If I know God and God knows me, I don’t need to know it all, I just need to know God. Sounds so elementary right? Yes it should be, but we love to be in the know about stuff. That’s why people watch the news everyday, scroll social media continually, follow the stock market or read magazines about people they will never meet.
One reason we like to know so much is so we can self-protect; self-prepare; self-preserve; and then we don’t have to depend on or trust God. Knowledge becomes a way to “feel” like we are in control; not caught off guard; or ready for whatever might come. But if I know the One who knows it all, I can trust Him to tell me what I need to know and where I need to go. Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, didn’t have access to excess knowledge so he could protect his little family from big Pharoh and his decree to kill all babies two and under, but God knew, so God gave Joseph a dream and said go to Egypt until further notice. God is still in the business of letting those who trust Him know what to do and where to go. But to hear these things you must depend on God not on your need to be in the know.