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WHITHER SHALL I FLEE FROM THY PRESENCE? (13 of 16)
Series: Great Questions from the Bible
I. WHAT THE PSALMIST COULD NOT COMPREHEND
A. God's Complete Knowledge Of His Ways
B. God's Constant Knowledge Of His Ways
II. WHAT THE PSALMIST COULD NOT CAUSE
A. Flight Could Not Separate Him From God's Presence
B. Night Could Not Separate Him From God's Presence
III. WHAT THE PSALMIST COULD NOT COUNT
A. God's Pre-natal Attention To His Life
B. God's Perpetual Attention To His Life
1. I heard about two mischievous boys, ages 8 and 10,
which were always getting into trouble. If anything
happened in the neighborhood, the parents knew their
boys were involved. The parents finally decided to
take the boys to a preacher that had been successful
in dealing with unruly children. The eight year old
was sent to the preacher first. The preacher, a huge
man with a booming voice, sat the eight year old down
and then sat down directly in front of him. He leaned
over toward the boy, took him by the arms, looked him
right in the eyes, and with his booming voice asked,
"Where is God?" The boy did not say a word, but just
sat there wide-eyed, with his mouth dropped open. So
the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner
tone, "Where is God?" Still the boy did not respond,
so the preacher raised his voice even louder asked,
"WHERE IS GOD?" The boy let out a yell and then bolted
from the room and ran all the way home. He ran through
the door, up the stairs, and dove into the closet.
When his older brother found him he asked, "What
happened?" The younger brother, gasping for breath
replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time. God is
missing and they think we did it."
2. There are times in our life when we may feel that
God is missing. Yet, as we look at the Psalm before us
we are reminded that God is never missing, but is
always present. As we continue looking at great
questions in the ...
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