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Psalm 139:8

Psalms 139:8 - If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: but if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

Psalm 139:8 describes the omnipresence of God filling the universe. There is no place we can go and escape the presence of God. "In Him we live, we move, we have our being" (Acts 17:28). In other words, there is no escape from God. There is no hiding. God can see us. Light and darkness are the same to him.


Also described are two regions, the one of glory and the other of darkness, are set in contrast, but one fact is true of both - "thou art there."  Whether we rise or lie down we shall find God near us. A "behold" is added to the second clause, since it seems more of a wonder to meet with God in hell than in heaven, in Hades than in Paradise. Of course, the presence of God produces different effects in these places, but it is unquestionably in each; the bliss of one, the terror of the other.


It should comfort us to know, no matter where we are, God is with us in all we do.

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