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

There is big theology in this psalm, important ideas that are formed out of what David brings to us.

“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.” v13

What a God we have! His intent and power, that He individually takes care with each life, knitting us together in our mum’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.” v15-16

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

And more, David points us to the big-word idea of predestination.

And it’s important to note that it’s not an idea to build up man, but it focusses in 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 each of our days are written in.

Written in real-time?

No! “When as yet there was none of them.”

We are to be encouraged with David’s words! In His SOVEREIGNTY God has set each of our days, formed them for us, before they even were!

These are BIG ideas, BIG thoughts.

That’s why David says, “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!” (with exclamation), “How vast is the sum of them!”

Let’s exclaim with David, and give thanks and praise to our God, and cry to Him to search us, try us, know our thoughts, remove any grevious way, and lead us in the way everlasting!

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