Heavenly Living on Earth
By Dennis Love
Psalm 139 is a Psalm that I would encourage you to really get familiar with. It teaches us three tremendous truths about God. It teaches us that God is omniscient. Omniscient means all-knowing. He knows our acts, v2. He knows our thoughts, v3. He knows our words, v4. And notice in v6 that this fact was more than David’s brain could take in. In other words, it blew his mind.
Then truth number two in this Psalm is that God is omnipresent. Omnipresent means He is ever-present at all times. Look at verses 7-12.
Then the third truth in this Psalm is that God takes a special interest in every person! Look at v13. The word possessed means to create or to form. The Hebrew word translated reins literally means kidneys. It simply refers to our innermost parts. Back in that day, the kidneys were looked upon as the seat of a person’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. Then David sums up this truth by saying that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in v14. But he’s not finished yet. Look at what he says in v15-16. The word substance means embryo. So the Bible tells me that God custom-designed every part and every inch of my body. Then David tells us in v16 that God even wrote down in a book everything about us before we were fully developed. Then in v17-18, David concludes this section by saying that we are continually on God’s mind. In other words, He thinks about us day and night. You are so special to God that He never gets you off His mind! WOW—let that sink in for a moment! SO I want to show you how you can enjoy heavenly living on earth by simply embracing the following three simple truths. The first truth is this:
I’m Fearfully and Wonderfully Made—v14 Regardless of how you feel about yourself. Regardless of how big or small you are. Regardless of what kind of personality you have. Regardless of everything about you——–YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made. So don’t ever go around complaining about your size or your looks, just remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made and that God can uniquely use you for His service.
I’m Built for Service and Dedication—v15-16 Long before you ever came out of the womb, God had written some things down about you in a book. He had written down what you were going to look like and what His plan was for your life. Did you know the greatest joy in life is to find and then carry out God’s plan for your life! Don’t ever be guilty of thinking that your life is meaningless. You were built from the very beginning for service and dedication. LISTEN It takes those two things—–Service to God and Dedication to God for a person to discover God’s plan for their life.
I’m Always on God’s Mind—v17-18 If His thoughts of you are like the sands of the sea, then you are always on His mind. If you embrace these three truths you can and will experience heavenly living on earth and that my friend is really something for each of us to think about!
Dr. Dennis Love is the Senior Pastor at Glenwood Baptist Church in Marion, NC. He and his wife Vicki have been married for 39 years. They have been in Marion for 5 years. They have two sons and three grandchildren. You can visit the Glenwood Baptist Church Facebook page or The Glenwood Baptist Church Website
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