"WHAT IS MAN THAT THOU ART MINDFUL OF HIM?" David was conscious of God's greatness and man's nothingness. When he thought of the glory of Jehovah, man appeared so worthless and insignificant, that he was moved to ask, "Will the Lord regard us, bless us, and dwell with us?" Yes, He has promised to do so in His word, and He has informed us that His thoughts are perpetually taken up with us. He thinks upon us to supply our need, to protect us from our foes, to lead us in His ways, and make us fit for His kingdom and glory. His thoughts are of peace and not of evil, to give us an expected end. He thinks upon us by day and by night, whether at home or abroad; He thinks of us with love as His children, with pleasure as His friends, with a purpose to bless us as His own. We think He may perhaps have mercy, He may do a little for us; but as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are His thoughts above our thoughts, and His ways above our ways. His thoughts are worthy of our God. What are the promises? Simply His thoughts put into our language. And what do they prove? Truly that He thought of all our wants, wishes, and desires, and made full provision for them - all for our good.
Father, give me a thankful heart,
To taste and know how good Thou art;
O lead me to Thy mercy seat,
To comprehend Thy love so meet;
The length and breadth and depth and height,
Of love amazing infinite.