* Read Psalm 139:1-24 *
Some people never think about God. They
live and die as strangers in His world.
Others think wrong thoughts about Him. They
live and die in the shadows of superstition
and confusion. Still others think right
thoughts about God, but somehow it makes no
difference in their lives. They live and die
disappointed and defeated. Psalm 139 was written
by a man who had right thoughts about God
that made a difference. He lived with confidence
security and fulfillment. He submitted to God.
Let's look at the four discoveries David made
as he thought about God and the difference He
made in his life.
God knows everything (vv. 1-6). Theologians call
this God's omniscience. God knows you personally.
We find nearly 50 personal pronouns throughout
the psalm. He knows your name, nature, needs and
even the number of hairs on your head. He knows
you intimately, including your actions and your
thoughts. He knows you sovereignty.
God is everywhere (vv. 7-12). You cannot flee
from Him. This is a beautiful description of His
omnipresence. "Where shall I go to get away from
God?" Jonah asked this and never got an answer.
You cannot hide even in darkness. God is in all
places at all times (v. 11.)
God can do anything (vv. 13-18). He is omnipotent.
David says the greatest marvel of all is human
birth. God can make life. He gives each baby
the genetic structure He wants him or her to have.
If you leave God out of your life, you will never
fulfill what you were born for.
God can guide your life (vv. 19-24). You dare not
fight against Him. David said he was going to serve
God--a decision that led to dedication (vv. 23,24.)
When we put the whole psalm together, we discover
a man who knows God. You, too, can know God through
Jesus Christ (John 14:9;17:3).
God knows everything about you. Be open and honest
with Him, and He can lead and bless you. Strive to
do His will. God made you and wants to fulfill in your
life that for which He made you.
Y Warren Wiersbe Y