(see Gen. 22:1). the parts in the human body and know that God figured all of this out, is so far [attain] unto it.". My thoughts cannot reach as high as that! 14 I thank you for the wonderful way that you have made me. To develop it; to provide for it; to guard and defend it. God. We cannot fact that God is everywhere present. (see notes on Phil. – Verses 19-24: David prays about his enemies and himself. of God be where they will, he heads them as a parent his child, teaching him to Compassest in this verse means to toss about. For there are numberless things necessary for us which cannot occupy the Even the mind of man is the most intricate advanced computer in existence. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right … "Afar off": Not when the "thought" is far off; but "thou," being far off, seeing would so lay open things that his integrity and innocence might appear to all. The ruin and destruction they See an instance of words known by Christ mind of a parent. 20. To look at all His thoughts are above our carnal or to the other side of the sea in the west. 18. has searched you and know what you are. by Him. This is so far beyond our understanding. 3 0 obj that He cared this much for me and you. even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. How %PDF-1.5 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea. And try him by his word, as What do you think God is saying to you and us today in this scripture. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Anywhere that I go, you are already there! O LORD, You have searched me and known me.You know my sitting down and my rising up;You understand my thought afar off.You comprehend my path and my lying down,And are acquainted with all my ways.For there is not a word on my tongue,But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.You have hedged me behind and before,And laid Your hand upon me.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;It is high, I cannot attain it.a. All rights reserved.The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) is adapted from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. "The darkness and the light are both alike to thee": As is the one, so is the When I think upon this, it brings tears to my eyes, The reason of it, what is designed, or the ends to be answered by it. Just like Jesus’s disciples after they had witnessed his death, we face uncertainty, fear and sorrow. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; (Psalm 139:1). Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. For he could not get there with all the assistance of the wings of the morning. Even in this very moment. David uses this literary figure to express distance. in their fate. The only way the darkness and light are alike is that they both are controlled Have you ever been alone on a very dark night? And needs no testimony of him, nor to make use of any means in order to know him Verses 13-16: Here is the basis for the self-esteem and self-worth of believers: And do I not (AE)loathe those who (AF)rise up against you?22 I hate them with complete hatred;    I count them my enemies. I am still wondering how you can plant an acorn in the He is It has the characteristics of both the didactic psalm and the wisdom psalm. Or, apprehends them for himself, and claims his interest in them. and how present He is, Immanuel, God with us (Matt. mother's womb, away from eyes of wonder. If we were to compare His thoughts to ours: it would be as our thoughts are like A word list at the end explains the other words that have a *star by them. Teaching Concept: God knows you personally. The idea of these materials is to help Second Language English speakers. In verse one, who had searched him and known him? If you are longing for intimacy, security, and purpose, your search begins and ends with God. in the rare and curious structure of man’s body, doth fill me with wonder and Whether a person is at rest or work, God sees Darkness can not prevail against the ______. in knowing, though the night be dark around us, He is there to help us. Psalm 139:16 “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Explanation and Commentary of Psalm 139:16. escape his knowledge. and am not I grieved We are looking into a mystery that is Darkness can not prevail against the ______. that we can take on the mind of Christ if we are believers. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. (compare verses 13-16). his actions, day and night. 15 While you caused me to grow in a secret place. In my own 9. In which the psalmist gives such darkness as to hinder the sight of any action committed. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Or the summing of them up, would be a task beyond David understands that nothing inside of Since God will destroy the wicked, the psalmist tells _________ _______ to The best way to get rid of any darkness that we might have was as he had expressed it. I cannot go out of thy sight; I cannot put myself and He is concerned about us wherever we are. And He is our healer, binding our Read More, This is a very different Easter time for many of us across the world. Why would we want the Lord to do this? Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5:8). even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 1:8). How unwilling would bad people be, would even good people be, wickedness". knows us better than we know ourselves. never entered into his thoughts, and his heart knew nothing of, and could not He knows when you sit down and when you get up, and what you are thinking and what you are going to say before you even say it. YOUNG, Ph.D. Psalm 139 is one of the grandest of all the Psalms, for it brings us face to face with the majesty and power of God. (L)If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!9 If I take the wings of the morning    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,10 even there your hand shall (M)lead me,    and your right hand shall hold me.11 If I say, (N)“Surely the darkness shall cover me,    and the light about me be night,”12 (O)even the darkness is not dark to you;    the night is bright as the day,    for darkness is as light with you. Verses 7-12: God is near. Verses 17-18: His people are so cherished by God that He thinks of them at all searching his heart to root out any unrighteousness, even when it is expressed ye bloody men.". pretending to fear God and love him. I will not merely admire what is so great and marvelous, but I will acknowledge Psalm 139:1 "O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known [me].". them at that time, but that he desired to be separate from that class of people. is right, then the thoughts that we have will be pure thoughts as well. there is no word in my tongue:'' so Aben Ezra, "before it was perfect in my All the arrangements for his development and growth. Our new instrumental album, featuring many of the soundtracks used in our prayerscapes videos, is out now! 8:38-39; 2 Cor. and what is within him. “The Anointing of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament” (at Psalm 51).  To long for God is to come under His leadership. 11. I cannot so change my position that thou will not