Psalm 139:1-24 (1, 23-24)
God cannot lie, God cannot die, and God cannot save an unwilling soul.
What will we find if we truly allow God to search our hearts? Will we like what we see?
In verses 1-7:
There are times that we do not let some people become more acquainted with us totally.
We are apprehensive they will find something about us that they do not care for. In any case, God has a deep understanding of us, He even knows to the quantity of hairs on our heads (Matthew 10:30), and despite everything God acknowledges and cherishes us. He gives us assurance, love, and direction in every trial that we go through. He knows and adores us totally.
God is omnipresent, which means He is all over the place all the time. We can never be lost to His Spirit. Regardless of where we go or what we do, we can never be too far of a distance from God's presence (Romans 8:35-39, Psalm 44:21, Jeremiah 23:24)
In verses 13-18:
When we start to feel useless or begin to abhor ourselves, we ought to recall that God’s Spirit is prepared and ready to work in us (Psalm 139:17-18). When we know that somebody, we love is thinking of us, it should give us comfort. God does not want us to fall, but if we do, He is there to catch us. And since He thinks of us so much, should we not discover time to consider Him every day? (Psalm 119:73, Job 10:8-10)
In verses 19-24:
David viewed his adversaries as God’s foes, so his scorn was a craving for God’s honest equity and not for personal retribution. We may resent people who loathe God, yet we should remember that God will manage them, not us. David requested that God search his heart and mind and point out any off-base intentions that may have been behind his harsh words. While we look for justice against evil, we should likewise ask that God’s adversaries will go to Him before He condemns them (Matthew 5:44).
David approached God to search him for any wrongdoing in his life and to point it out. He even requested that God test his thoughts. How are we to perceive sin except if God puts in remembrance of our wrongdoing? At the point when God shows us our transgression, we realize that we can repent of our sin and be forgiven. If we will request that God search our hearts and minds to uncover sin in our lives, we will proceed to continue in God’s direction.
(Isaiah 11:4, Exodus 20:7, Psalms 26:2)
Search me, Know me, Try me, See me, Lead me.
Do we ask God to search for sin in our lives and point it out to us? When our sins are shown to us, do we pray for forgiveness?
Church Hymnal, page 141, Cleanse Me
Search me, O God, and know my heart today.
Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be some wicked way in me.
Cleanse me from ev’ry sin and set me free.
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