Various study centers offer a study course on Psalm 139 and the rest of the Bible
The Bible is a book for all generations and time and according to theologians Psalm 139 is the true testament of the omnipresent nature of God.
The Bible is a book for all generations and time and according to theologians Psalm 139 is the true testament of the omnipresent nature of God. The verses of this Psalm contain the message as to how God is all loving and all powerful and he knows all the details of all that he has made. This Psalm explains metaphorically how God cares for creation and how mankind needs to change its wicked ways so that they can redeem themselves. The author of this text King David prays to God in the last part of this Psalm so that the wicked might change their ways in order to receive salvation.
Verses one to six talks about God and the knowledge he has of his creation. It says that God has all the knowledge about man just when he looks at him. From daily activities to the thoughts in someones head, even if hes not present around. The knowledge of someone doing something before he/she does it is one of the examples of Gods power.
Verses seven to twelve in Psalm 139 speaks about how no one can hide from God. The truth about Gods power comes to light in these verses as the symbolism for these verses is taken from the first book of genesis where Adam and Eve hide from God after they have sinned by eating the forbidden fruit, and he finds them in the Garden of Eden. A closer look at these verses reveals the fact that no matter where men or women go, God is omnipresent.
In verses thirteen to eighteen of Psalm 139, the secret behind the creation of man is revealed. These verses speak about the level of detail that God has designed mankind with and how he has played close attention to every part. His mysterious ways cant be explained or understood by any method, now or in the future. It also goes to the extent of saying that God has set a timeline for every man that is alive which only He knows.
In the next few verses that is Psalm 139 nineteen to twenty four, the author prays for all the people who have sinned that they may change their sinful ways so as to please God. These people include men and women of wicked hearts, murderers, thieves and criminals and most importantly the people who challenge the validity of God. The author is also stuck between the cross roads of love and hate for these people and asks God for guidance.
Preachers all across the world refer to this text while preaching and also while praying as it helps them to understand God and his mysterious ways. The 150 Psalms are basically a series of songs written by King David as a form of praise and worship. Many churches and websites offer full commentaries on this Psalm. Psalm commentary is one way to get information on all the Psalms and also study Bibles of the new international version offer a great insight on these books and also the others. Various pastors and study centers offer courses on Bible study and an in-depth analysis of this wonderful book.
About the Author
Bob Hacker is the author of this article on Psalms 139. Find more information on psalm sermons here