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Monday, May 20, 2024 4:22 PM

Designed by God

Monday, May 20, 2024 4:22 PM
Monday, May 20, 2024 4:22 PM

Psalm 139 is a profound reminder of God’s intimate knowledge and omnipresence in our lives. The psalm opens with a declaration of God’s deep knowledge of the individual: “O Lord, you have searched me and known me.” This knowledge is not just superficial awareness, but a profound, penetrating understanding of all our ways. The psalmist acknowledges that before a word is on our tongues, God knows it completely. This reveals a God who is not distant or disinterested but is deeply engaged with the intricacies of our lives, understanding our thoughts and actions better than we understand them ourselves.


The psalm continues by emphasizing that there is no place where one can escape from God's presence. Whether one ascends to heaven or makes a bed in the depths, God is there. This omnipresence assures us that we are never alone or beyond the reach of God’s care. In the imagery of being woven together in the womb, we see a picture of a God who is not only Creator but also a personal artisan, intricately crafting each person with intention and care. This speaks to each person's unique value and purpose, designed by God Himself.


Toward the conclusion of Psalm 139, the psalmist invites God to search and know his heart, to test him and know his anxious thoughts, and to lead him in the way everlasting. This is not only a recognition of God's complete knowledge but also a submission to God's lordship and guidance. It reflects a trust in God’s goodness and a desire to be led by Him away from the ways of wickedness. The God of the universe isn’t just a cosmic observer — He is a personal guide and redeemer who knows us thoroughly and loves us completely.


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