I was reading Psalm 139 this morning. As I read four things really stood out to me. If I was preaching today this would be the main points of my message.
1. God really knows us
“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.” (v1-2)
Verses 1-6 tells us that God really knows us inside out. He knows our thoughts and our daily actions. He knows all about us like no one else. He knows us better than our parents or our spouses. And He loves deeply. He cares for us deeply… even though He knows all!
2. God is always with us
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” (v7)
Verses 7-11 tell us that God is always with us. There is nowhere in all creation that God is not present with us. There is no place we can flee to escape His presence. This gives me great comfort knowing God is always there.
3. God made us wonderful
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (13-14)
Verses 13-18 tells us that God made us. He knitted us together in our mothers womb. He was right there at the beginning. He created exactly as He needs us to be… and it is flawless. We are fearfully and wonderfully made.
4. We need God to search our hearts
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (v23-24)
In the last section of verses 19-24 we see that David wanted God to search his heart. He didn’t want any wrong attitude or thought to be in his mind. He didn’t want his hatred for his enemies to blind him or be something between him and God. He wanted a clean and pure heart. We need to ask God to search our hearts too.
God knows us inside out and He still loves us. God is always with us wherever we go in this world. God the Master craftsman, created us wonderful. We need God to examine and pinpoint any offensive ways in us so we can confess and walk in purity.