Psalm 139

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. -Psalm 139:23-24

Nearing the end of another year, many would love to take stock of the past year. The stark difference between what the world has offered and what God has offered is plainly understood. In the world, all around us were only news of the pandemic, pain, conflict, calamities. The media most often projects the agony of innocent souls—all these often prompt many to question God – does God know what is happening? Does He see it? Why does He allow it? It’s easy to question God. The existence of evil is not the result of the absence of God– but it is the outcome of rejecting God.

Dear friend are you plagued with similar thoughts? Do you really know that God exists and loves you? The key verse today shows the way in which David dealt with the inner turmoil and invited God to search him and lead him along the path of everlasting life.

Psalm 139 extols the greatness of God, speaks to us the magnificence of God which enables us to submit our thoughts and concerns to Him:

His Omniscience: He knows everything of me (Psa 139:1-6)

Only God knows absolutely everything about us. Even the closest human relationship fails in this area. In fact, we can’t even know ourselves. God alone knows us thoroughly. Isn’t it great to have a personal relationship with the One who knows you from head to toe and from your outward to your inner being? You can enter into this relationship by putting your trust in Christ Jesus, who paid the penalty for your sin with His death on the cross. Will you put your trust in Him?