The closing of another year in the journey of life should always cause us to pause, reflect, inspect and envision, particularly in light of God’s invisible hand working behind the scenes of our story. Everyone has a story in life. King David had a story and Psalm 139 tells us much about his attentive gaze into his own heart recognizing that God was omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent in all areas of his life. As we watch another year conclude, let’s marvel with David as he acknowledges the amazing attributes of God unfolding before him, both in the UP times and the DOWN times. And how he responds in such humility and submission. David’s God is our God. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
I. The Omniscience of God – Psalm 139:1-6
A. David recognizes that God knew his HEART – vs. 1
B. David recognizes that God knew his THOUGHTS – vs. 2
C. David recognizes that God knew his ACTIONS – vs. 3
D. David recognizes that God knew his WORDS – vs. 4
E. David recognizes that he could not grasp God’s omniscience – vs. 5-6
II. The Omnipresence of God – Psalm 139:1-6
A. David acknowledges that DEATH cannot hide us from God – vs. 7-8
B. David acknowledges that DISTANCE cannot hide us from God – vs. 9-10
C. David acknowledges that DARKNESS cannot hide us from God – vs. 11-12
III. The Omnipotence of God – Psalm 139:13-18
A. David marvels at God’s creation of MAN – vs. 13-16
B. David marvels at God’s creation of the UNIVERSE – vs. 14:b
C. David marvels at God’s consideration of HIMSELF – vs. 17-18
IV. David’s Reaction to This Awesome God – Psalm 139:23-24
A. He reinforces GOD’S CONCERN for him – vs. 19-22
B. He reinforces GOD’S CLAIM to correct him – vs. 23-24
C. He requests GOD’S COURSE for his life – vs. 24 (lead me)
V. How Can We Respond To These Divine Attributes of God?
A. The same as David – recognize that trouble starts in the heart, spreads to the mind, and settles in our walk – vs. 23-24
B. Recognize that God’s perception, presence and power are also available for our encouragement and daily tasks.
C. The poet has well said: I arise today, equipped and fortified to meet life’s problems with:
God’s strength to pilot me.
God’s wisdom to guide me.
God’s eye to look before me.
God’s ear to hear me.
God’s Word to speak for me.
God’s hand to guard me.
God’s way of life before me.
God’s shield to protect me.
God’s host to save me.