Fearfully and wonderfully made!
Scripture reading for July 1st: Psalm 135-139
God knows us better than we realize! He has searched us out from before the foundation of the world! (Ephesians 1:4) He knows where we are right now and what we are thinking about. He knows our hopes, joys, fears, and dreams. He is familiar with our ways and even knows what we will say before we say it! (Psalm 139:1-4) Even when he knows the dirt in our life, he still loves us and is actively drawing us to heal and cleanse us. He has amazing knowledge and patient love!
This knowledge is beyond the psalmist’s ability to understand and know. It makes him want to think about hiding from God. Adam and Eve tried that and God found them anyway. Jonah tried that and boarded a ship to Tarsus. God located Jonah in the belly of the fish; trying to hide did not work for him either. There is no place we can go where God is not! He fills the heavens and earth! He knows the darkness as well as the light. (Psalm 139:7-12) Let’s just face the bare facts–God sees it all! (Hebrews 4:13)
We were knit together in our mother’s womb! I studied DNA molecules in biology classes in college. These amazing strands of protein contain a code that spells out exactly who we are. Each of us is unique. These strands are twisted together in precise order and sequence like a woman’s knitting! Over a billion connections must be made from two strands of DNA, half from the mother, half from the father! We are fearfully and wonderfully made! God saw us first and even knows the days we will live here on earth. They are written down in His book! (Psalm 139:16)
God thinks about us all the time! He has wonderful thoughts about us, His children that He has formed! These thoughts are precious to the Psalmist and us today! They are so numerous that if we could number the grains of sand, God’s thoughts would be more! Wow! What thoughts to meditate on from these written words of David over 3000 years ago!
The psalm concludes with the psalmist asking God to slay the wicked! The psalmist hates those that hate God! He counts them as his enemy! He concludes by asking God to search him again and test him. He needs God’s help to know if there is any offensive way in his heart. The last two verses make up a good prayer. Take a moment and seek the Lord with the understanding that this psalm gives! Listen for some of those thoughts that God has towards you! God bless you today!
“Search me, O 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.” Psalm 139:23-24