“Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:16
This evening’s Bible study at Trinity Presbyterian Church of the OPC continues to look at what the Bible teaches us about prayer. Tonight we focus on David’s prayer found in Psalm 139.
“That power or hand of God leads David as a shepherd leads his sheep or a father his child. The place is distant, and David knows it not, yet God’ s power is leading him.” (Edward J. Young, Psalm 139: A Study in the Omniscience of God, p. 56).
“Oh! that we might turn from the superficiality of so much of present-day religious life and come once again to know God in His wondrous majesty! . . . He is God, and we are but men. Before such a God the sinner cannot stand. He has no right. Yet we know that we are sinners, and that we have offended this holy God. May we, too, pray that He will search us and know our hearts and see if there be any wicked way within us! And if such a wicked way be found, may we lean upon His own mercy, provided for us in the gift of the Son of His love, even our Lord Jesus Christ, the only One who can lead us in the way everlasting.” (Edward J. Young, Psalm 139: A Study in the Onmiscience of God, pp. 116-117).