Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence? (Psalm 106:7 ESV)
The Psalmist speaks about God’s three “O’s”: His omniscience, His omnipotence, and His omnipresence. God knows what we do, what we think, what we say. There is no place we can go to escape His presence. He is everywhere in all time. God created all we know. Only He can truly rescue us from our troubles, even when that trouble is ourselves.
When we do wrong, knowing that God is everywhere, knows everything and is all-powerful can be terrifying. We want to hide from His awful justice, but there is no place to hide and no way to escape. However, when we need God (and when do we need Him more than when we make mistakes?) there is nothing more comforting to know that God already knows our troubles and that He has the power to make everything right. Can you imagine a more powerful ally?
What’s amazing is that even though God is a just God, He has provided a way for love to triumph even over justice. When Christ died on the cross, He satisfied the justice of God so that the love of God could reign. Praise God!