God and Ourselves
Psalm 139:1-24
O lord, you have searched me, and known me.…

: — This psalm sings of —


1. His omniscience.

(1)  He knows our actions, ways, words, thoughts.

(2)  His knowledge of us is entire, complete.

2. His omnipresence. He is in —

(1)  Heaven.

(2)  Unseen world.

(3)  Everywhere.

(4)  In the dark as well as the light.

3. His omnipotence (vers. 13-16).

4. The separate, personal thinking of God toward every one of us.

(1)  Innumerable.

(2)  Constant.

II. OURSELVES. Our relation toward such a God should be —

1. That of adoring and constantly thoughtful reverence (vers. 17, 18).

2. That of siding with Him against evil (vers. 19-22).

3. That of welcoming the Divine searching (vers. 23, 24). Said Milton, speaking of his travels abroad when a young man: "I again take God to witness that in all places where so many things are considered lawful, I lived sound and untouched from all profligacy and vice, having this thought perpetually with me, that though I might escape the eyes of men, I certainly could not the eyes of God."

4. That of a prayerful seeking of the Divine guidance (ver. 24).

(W. Hoyt, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.

WEB: Yahweh, you have searched me, and you know me.

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