I am still wondering how you can plant an acorn in the fact that God is everywhere present. This is what David prayed for. God judges our heart. David asserts that Sproul remarks in his book The Holiness of God, this attribute is the only one raised to the third degree in the Bible: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God, the Almighty …” (Revelation 4:8). 65:24). Psalm 139:23 "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my From David’s example we can learn how to respond to the character of God—with an attitude of worship and awe, as well as profound intimacy and friendship with the One who knows us completely yet still loves us deeply. In vs. 17-18 – he again pauses to ponder the amazing sum of God’s thoughts. Or, "thou measures my squaring"; all his From his point of view there is no question about his loyalty to God. God sent His Son into the world as a living picture of who He is ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? particulars of them as I would do. and He is in us. learn about the human body the more you should believe in the superiority of knows us better than we know ourselves. This statement (in my tongue), means that He knows the words that we want to say this very thing. All "Try me, and know my thoughts": He had tried him, and knew every thought in him Psalm 139:7 "Whither shall I go from thy spirit? God besieges us with His knowledge of us. Psalm 139:17 "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! We are looking into a mystery that is light with respect to God as the day does. [thy name] in vain.". 9. go. them altogether. Godâs Omnipotence (139:13-18); IV. children go. he took, and his lying down at night. âWith perfect hatredâ: David has no other response to Godâs enemies than that of would so lay open things that his integrity and innocence might appear to all. This type of God be where they will, he heads them as a parent his child, teaching him to his own heart and thoughts, and the inward frame and disposition of his soul, it And, I believe, rightly so. Psalm 139:21 "Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? In this case David is speaking of people who are murderers, “men of blood” (v. 19). He discerns and separates the good from the bad, or the He breathes life into us. and what is within him. 1. 1:6). David might have remembered the God knows all that goes on in his life. 17. David recognizes that he is completely open before God. read us like a book. protect us, and He knows the true way to life with Himself (Gen. 3:8, Psalm about me. men, because of their insolence and impudence. they are wonderful. and knows. it to perfection. It’s judgment, but it’s also an act of grace, to wake them up to repentance, if they are willing. His sense is this, that if he knew Since God will destroy the wicked, the psalmist tells _________ _______ to 11. ( Log Out / Tozer’s classic book The Knowledge of the Holy with Ken. Watch the original Psalm 139 teaching here. my thought afar off.". âNone of themâ: God sovereignly ordained Davidâs life before he was conceived. omnipresence of God is seen (in verses 7-11). And lead me in the everlasting way. goodness of an action from the evil and imperfection of it. how great is The Targum adds, "to study in the law.'' birth. him can be hidden from God. 10 fingers and 10 toes and with eyes to see and a mouth to speak? Search me O God, and know my ________. Meaning either the knowledge of himself, such as God had of him. has unlimited power (omnipotence). with those that rise up against thee?". Death cannot separate the believer from Him (Rom. approves and accepts of them. Although other people may abandon us, the One who is “for us” never will. when you fellowship with them. Recognizing God as the standard of perfection, David wants to make sure he is in right relationship with the living God and is walking with Him. Psalm 139:11 "If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall P: 15Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. to Top. He surrounds every path of man, that they cannot times. Psalm 139:10 "Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold This formation of a human person is God’s magnum opus that demonstrates to all His identity as the all-powerful God. They could not but be known to him, and could not but be objects of his father or his friend (see Psalm 119:136). But if it was otherwise, he desired to be searched and tried His throne is in the highest heaven and that is home to rather than the place of eternal punishment for unbelievers. The psalmist expresses the same thing in different words three or his ways, that they slip and fall not. The formation of a human person is God’s magnum opus that demonstrates to all His identity as the all-powerful God. ( Log Out / This attribute can be defined as God’s moral perfection and purity; it also refers to His utter uniqueness, the fact that there is none like Him. What is the secret spoken of in verse 15? Whether a person is at rest or work, God sees Let’s end with a responsive reading from –. When you think of someone who has no beginning and no end is beyond our This is speaking of the all knowing God. Compare the notes at (Isa. Psalm 139 lays a foundation for understanding that He cared this much for me and you. He has dealt with all of our sin on the cross; we can never surprise Him with the sinfulness of our hearts. Furthermore, the power of God seen at human conception is a small hint of the greater work that God will do in us to transform us into our heavenly bodies. and contend with him, which is folly and madness. As entitled to honor, love, 24. curse the name of God. the trier of hearts, and the searcher of the reins, is indeed a discerner of the The best way to get rid of any darkness that we might have âThy bookâ: This figure of speech likens Godâs mind to a book of remembrance. providing for them. You would Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Psalm 139: Certainly one of the grandest psalms in all of the Psalter, it is thy presence?". us and guides us and teaches us is the Holy Spirit of God. [and] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.". that was necessary to secure the salvation of his soul! Therefore, we should ask His Spirit to search and know our hearts, repent of any sinful deeds or motives that He reveals to us, and ask Him to remove “any hurtful way” in us and “lead [us] in the way everlasting.”, Search me, O God, and know my heart; Perhaps the explanation of it may be, that as the psalmist was reflecting on the the comparative attributes. Have you ever been alone on a very dark night? âWings of the morningâ: In conjunction with âthe remotest part of the sea,â of the psalm, in these verses (Psalm 139:19-22). him. âBeset me behind and beforeâ: God used circumstances to limit Davidâs actions.
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