Search Me, O God!


                Psalm 139 talks about the omnipotence (all knowing) and omnipresence (all present) of God. What a beautiful reminder it is that we cannot escape God’s presence or His knowing of us. Add to this reminder of the love God has for us and we cannot escape His love and guidance for us as His children. The passage goes on to acknowledge in verses 13-16 how God uniquely created each of us and knew exactly why He added each of our details. God made each of us for a purpose in glorifying Him. We have a tendency to ignore our uniqueness and try to blend in or imitate the people around us. God created us to be set apart. We are meant to shine in the darkness and to never dull ourselves down to match the lukewarm environment around us. We are children of the One True King and are called to represent our adopted Father. This brings us to my point, made in the final two verses (23-24). (Psalm 139:23-24) Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! Asking such a bold thing of God is confidence in His love and a vulnerability to Him in love. The word speak of us not being aware of some of our sins. (Psalm 19:12) Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. We must allow God to fill us so completely there is no place for sinfulness to dwell. Allow the Lord to search the places that you have become tolerant of and let Him fill those places with His Spirit so that you can draw closer to Him in the likeness of Jesus Christ.

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