- Being Well Know by Him – 139:1-6
Verse 1. [O LORD, thou hast searched me] The word rendered searched,
- has a primary reference to searching the earth by boring or digging, as for water or metals.
- See Job 28:3. Then it means to search accurately or closely.
[And known me] As the result of that search, or that close investigation. Thou seest all that is in my heart.
- Nothing is, or can be, concealed from thee. It is with this deep consciousness that the psalm begins; and all that follows is but an expansion and application of this idea.
- It is of much advantage in suggesting right reflections on our own character, to have this full consciousness that God knows us altogether;
- that he sees all that there is in our heart; that he has been fully acquainted with our past life.
Verse 2, ‘You know my sitting down, standing up, my whole thoughts…’
- Being Fully Within Range/ Sight – Psalm 139:7-12
In that place….God will:
- Guide / lead me
- Strength / Right hand will support
- Being ‘Marvelous’ – Psalm 139:8-18
- We’re complex
- We’re marvelous / wonderful / wonderfully = distinguished, extraordinary, miraculously.
- Precious = prized, esteemed, valuable, highy valued, costly.
- Being Inspected – 139:23-24
- Search me – examine, investigate
- Know me – know by experience, recognize,see
- Test me – examine, to be tried
‘my anxious thought’ = disquietd thoughts.
- Point it out to me = any offensive / wicked / hurtful ways.
- Lead me – guide , bring, lead forth
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