The covenant God made with Abraham is an eternal one. It is the same covenant God made with Adam and Woman in the Garden of Eden. The same covenant God made with Noah. It is the same covenant that we see echoed and detailed throughout the entirety of the scriptures. It is the same covenant that entails God’s desire for mankind and His strategic plan to bring about His ultimate will for creation and eternity…to reconcile those who belong to Him back to their place with Him for eternity. Meditate on 1 Corinthians 15:24, Revelation 21:22-27. See that the Lord has a greater plan at work all around you. A plan, whose scope and depth is outside of a normal human day to day. Ask God to help you see and understand things from His perspective, and to help you cooperate with Him in all that He wants to do.
Throughout this week we’ve spent time considering God’s omnipresence, and His willingness to help us. Now, let’s look at the rest of Psalms 139, verses 19-24.
David states that he believes he has aligned his views and perspective with the Lord’s; but, then says something interesting. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalms 139:23-24 NKJV) David invites the Lord to come in and re-align his ways and thoughts. There are times when we as believers can think we have aligned ourselves with the Lord, only to find out He has a higher place than we conceived. For example: “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you…” (Matthew 5:43-48 NKJV)
In these verses of scripture, David recognizes God’s complete, complex, and deep love for him and realizes he can relax; knowing if he trusts God and His love, God will see him (David) into the place where God wants him to be. There is nothing like knowing our Heavenly Father’s love for us, personally: Deep, wide, complex, without limitations, never ceasing. It doesn’t diminish or grow faint. There is no fulfillment, nothing that can satisfy you like His (God’s) love.
Make the truth of God’s Word your refuge and hiding place, like David did.
Lean into the Father’s love for you, today. Grow deeper with the depths of it. Search it out. Find out how much God loves you. Look it up in the written word of God and also ask/let the Holy Spirit minister it to your soul. Find comfort, resolve, and resolution in His love. Station yourself in it, never let Him go. Always remember How much God loves you. Let it be your shield, your guard, and your covering. Rest in and trust His love for you.
The Lord is willing to help you. You, in turn, must be willing to let God in. Let Him have His pick of topics and His say as to what is right or wrong. Or, to phrase it a different way, let Him change what He wants to change about you or wants to have remain in you because He put it there for His glory. Understand, trust, and know that His ways lead you to His best in this lifetime, and ultimately to everlasting life in the time to come, eternity. Let Jesus, through the Holy Spirit, have His perfect (complete, entire, and lacking nothing) work in you, today. Amen.
In Psalms 139: 7 David asks a question, “Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? He continues speaking to the LORD saying, “If I ascend into heaven You were there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the outermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and you’re right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the dark shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both of alike to You. ” (Psalm 139:7-12 NKJV)
David, in the verses of Psalms 139:7-12, reminds me of a child hiding from place to place asking the Father, ” Can You still see me?” “Can
Meditate on Psalms 139 this week. Meditate on God’s omnipresence and omnipotence.