Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

December 11th

Psalm 139:19-24

The attributes of God will strengthen our resolve to trust the Lord rather than ourselves. All of the wicked will be dealt with by God, and we can leave those matters to Him. The important thing for each of us is to examine our own hearts and get rid of any “wicked way” that may be troubling our walk with the Lord. It isn’t our perspective that we need, but His. The psalmist says “Search me, O God.” That is what we need! Hebrews 4:13 reminds us that “ALL things” are “naked and open” unto the knowledge of our God. We cannot hide from Him.

  1. The slaying of the wicked – verse 19
  2. The speaking of the wicked against God – verse 20
  3. The sympathy of the righteous with God – verse 21
  4. The strength of the believer’s relationship to God – verse 22
  5. The searching of the believer’s heart – verses 23-24

Our thoughts are known to God, and the honesty of our hearts is important to our relationship to Him. Nothing is so sweet as a clean heart and a clean conscience before God.

Verse for Meditation

Verse 21 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.”

Meditation Prayer

“I confess my thoughts to You, O Lord, and I praise You for Your cleansing and Your direction in my life.”

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