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Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Beautiful Psalm 139

Each morning, I recieve an email from The Upper Room containing a devotion for the day. This morning, it was Psalm 139. I have read this Psalm before and I am sure that it "touched me"" then, as it did this moring. But, that is one of the reasons that I love reading the Bible - God's Word - so much! Each time you read it, God speaks to you in different ways.

Let me share the Psalm with you ~

Psalm 139 (New Living Translation)

1 O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
3 You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
4 You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
5 You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave, you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!

19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
Get out of my life, you murderers!
20 They blaspheme you;
your enemies misuse your name.
21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
for your enemies are my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

My thoughts ~

V. 1-6 ~  The Lord knows everything about me. He knows my every thought, no matter where I am. He knows what I am about to say, before I say it. He knows where I am at all times. He is with me when I travel. He travels before me and behind me. He blesses me with His hand on my head.

V. 7-12 ~ No matter where I go, He is there with me. Wherever I am, He will guide me & support me. The dark is light to Him and He can see still see me.

V. 13-16 ~ He "designed" my body - all of my parts. From every cell to every hair. He "knit" me together in my mother's womb.  He SAW me before I was born! Every day of my life is recorded in His BOOK. He has my whole life planned out for me! Many parts of it I have yet to even see!

V. 17-18 ~ He thinks about me so much that His thoughts can not be counted.

V. 19-22 ~ I have no thoughts on these verses. I'm not sure why David (the author of this Psalm) included these thoughts here.

V. 23-24 ~ Lord, please help me to relize my sins and guide me down the path that you have laid out for me.

May God bless you today and may you feel His love!

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