“To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.”
I. The Lord does completely know me. (Psalm 139:1-6)
II. The Lord is continually present with me. (Psalm 139:7-12)
III. The Lord has wonderfully created me. (Psalm 139:13-16)
IV. The Lord does abundantly care for me. (Psalm 139:17-18)
V. I stand contrary against the Lord’s adversaries. (Psalm 139:19-22)
VI. I submit consistently unto the Lord’s examination. (Psalm 139:23-24)
I. The Lord does completely know me.
Psalm 139:1-6 – “O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine
uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art
acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it
altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.”
II. The Lord is continually present with me.
Psalm 139:7-12 – “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up
into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning,
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold
me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness
hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.”
III. The Lord has wonderfully created me.
Psalm 139:13-16 – “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will
praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right
well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest
parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members
were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.”
IV. The Lord does abundantly care for me.
Psalm 139:17-18 – “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I
should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.”
V. I stand contrary against the Lord’s adversaries.
Psalm 139:19-22 – “Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men. For
they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Do not I hate them, O LORD,
that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I
count them mine enemies.”
VI. I submit consistently unto the Lord’s examination.
Psalm 139:23-24 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there
be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
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