Day Seventeen – Psalm 139
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
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Download Today’s Devotional: Day – 17 – Psalm 139 – God Knows the Depths of Your Heart
God is omniscient. Omni = all, scient = knowing. God knows everything, about everyone. God knows everything about you. So why would you try to hide something from God?
Let’s go to the Father in prayer:
Heavenly Father, I come to you this morning, because you know my heart better than I do, and I want a clean heart. Please give the me the grace and courage to allow you into every area of heart. I ask this in the name and authority of your son Jesus Christ, Amen.
He knows more about you than you know about yourself. He knows every area of your heart. He even knows your thoughts before you think them. As we continue to meditate on keeping our hearts pure before God it is important that we know that there is now thought, no secret, no deep recess of our heart that is hidden from Him. That’s why it is foolishness to try and hide anything from God. He knows everything that is going on in your heart, and He only wants you to bring them to Him so they can be forgiven and your heart can be made whole. As you revisit Psalm 139 today, allow the Holy Spirit to come into every area of your heart. Meditate on these verses again, take the Holy Spirit to places that you are afraid to go alone.
For the choir director: A psalm of David.
1 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2 You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. 5 You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! 7 I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! 8 If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. 9 If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, 10 even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. 11 I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night – 12 but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you. 13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. 17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! 18 I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! 19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked! Get out of my life, you murderers! 20 They blaspheme you; your enemies misuse your name. 21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you? Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you? 22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred, for your enemies are my enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Tyndale House Publishers. (2013). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Ps 77). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.