Thoughts on Psalm 139

Again, what a beautiful psalm. I could just paste the whole thing here and that should be enough. Would be really cool if I could memorize whole passages like these.

This chapter has a lot of exclamation points! Which must be intentional. It starts powerfully with “Oh Lord, you have searched me and known me!” Right there at the beginning, everything we have done and will do, everything we were and will be, comes to the surface. Nothing is hidden. It is a cry of Amazed Surrender. Walang takas.

You love me, you created me – carefully, thoughtfully. You love me in spite of my stubbornness, in spite of my disbelief, in spite of my wicked thoughts. You love me enough to admonish me, to bring me to the right path – with you, with others. “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!”

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (‭Psalm‬ ‭139‬:‭23-24‬ ESV)

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