October 12, 2018

Stunning! Part 2 

By: Larry Shaffer

Stunning! Part 2 

Psalms 139

For you formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance…Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.  

Thank you Lord! There is peace in knowing that you are GOD and all Your attributes are directed toward me personally. This is too wonderful to absorb. But it brings peace, security and confidence in your plans and your will for me and for my loved ones!  “Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. 

Yesterday in reflecting on an earlier portion of Ps 139, I said that it’s amazing to consider that GOD’S attributes are directed toward me, not just generally toward me but specifically and personally.   

All the greatness that exists within Him and all that He is, He is TOWARD me. 

In this second section of Psalms 139, David writes very specifically about GOD’S attention directed, like a laser, toward him personally. By inference, it is His attention directed toward me and you as well. It is stunning to consider. The intricate intimacy of God’s creative attention toward me personally is described.  

“For you formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 

He gave attention to my physicality, my personality, my DNA.  List five things you don’t like about yourself. All the areas of personal dissatisfaction you have lamented over for years were actually GOD’s intentions. David has a lot of short comings and faults, Nevertheless, instead of dissatisfaction over himself, David proclaims, 

“Wonderful are your works! When I was made in secret, I was skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.” “And to You, Lord, while you were dwelling over my creation, You wrote in your book, the specifics of the life I would live and all that you ordained for me,” verse 16.  

And then the climatic statement, 

“how precious also are Your thoughts toward me, O God, how vast is the sum of them,” verse 17. 

  • Because of His love for me, His constant thoughts are for my good! 
  • Because of His perfect knowledge, He constantly knows what is best for me! 
  • Because of His absolute power, He constantly causes what is good to happen to me! 

Lord, you think of me continually and Your thoughts toward me are wonderful in all their ways. Your thoughts of me never cease. And the thoughts You have toward me are precious to You. Now, lead me in the everlasting way and I will follow. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!