April 18, Reading 2 – Psalm 138, 139


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SAA Notes

God made David bold and stouthearted! His character rubs off on us as we spend time with Him, as we admire Him. This is His Spirit’s work in sanctification. Psalm 139 is another psalm that contains many searching and bright gems of the Faith. Countless millions have prayerfully repeated the last two verses since David wrote them.

SJA Notes

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

There is big theology wrapped up in these psalms that David brings to us.

God’s intent and power – That He would individually take care with each life, knitting us together in our mother’s womb.

What a God we have!

“My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

David points us here to the sanctity of life. We are known _before_ we are formed.

And so, step again, David points us to a big-word piece of theology – predestination.

This is not an idea to build up man, but to focus us on God.

It is GOD that sees our unformed substance. It is GOD whose works are wonderful. It is GOD whose thoughts are precious and vast. It is GOD who has a book that contains each of our days.

Is this book written in real-time, an eternal historian chronicler writing constantly?


“When as yet there was none of them.”

In His sovereignty God has set each of our days, formed them for us, even before they were!

These are big ideas, big thoughts.

Which is why we can cry with David,

“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!”

* Father God,

Thank You for Your book of life, that You have written our names and our days in from before the foundation of the world.

Please show us today what You want for us to know from Your word.


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