Morning Musings: Psalm 138:6

“For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.”  (ESV – Read the chapter)

God wants to be close to us.  There is no one so low who is yet seeking God to whom He is not as close as their next breath.  Although He is the high and exalted God, yet He is near to us.  He is transcendent, yes, but He is also immanent.

But, He won’t force Himself on anyone.  If you think you are sufficient in and of yourself and that you don’t need God, He’ll back off.  He will know you “from afar.”

Here’s the kick, though: God is the singular source of life in this world.  If we are not near Him, then as a matter of definition, we are closer to death than life.  Choose life and remember that God will always be enough when you aren’t (which is nearly all the time).  Be low, so that He can be near.

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