Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Search Me, Psalm 139 Part 4

To finish up the study on Psalm 139, let's dig in:

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.

Here David argues in support of his faithfulness to God. Separating himself from any further dealings with those who are enemies of God. He even goes a far as to wish that God would kill them. How raw and personal is David's feelings for his love of God. This is how we should be with those who hate God and speak evil about him.
God still wants us to love on others, we don't have to like what they do but show them God's love through us.

If only you would slay the wicked, O God! Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against you?
I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.

A prayer for every believer. We must hate unrighteousness in the world, but we must also be aware that there may be something in us the grieves God.
We need to ask God to put us through any test that will help and further his work in us through sanctification that is in us. Dig down deep into our inner thoughts and see if there is any evil way in us. Seek him, find him, grow in him through prayer, serving, loving. Living a servant life with a servants heart.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Do you have a servants heart?
I know for me I have to ask myself time to time, Do I really have a servants heart or am I looking for my own good?
Peggy Lee

1 comment:

  1. I have asked this question many times...Do I really have a servants heart or am I looking for my own good?

    The struggles that go inside our heart, yet God KNOWS our motive. I believe, seeking Him shows that we desire a servant's heart.

    In His Grace,