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Bible Commentaries
Psalms 139

Gaebelein's Annotated BibleGaebelein's Annotated

Verses 1-24

Psalms 139:0

In the Divine Presence

1. His omniscience (Psalms 139:1-6 )

2. His omnipresence (Psalms 139:7-12 )

3. Praising Him (Psalms 139:13-18 )

4. Delighting in His holiness (Psalms 139:19-24 )

Here we see the people of God in the light of God, standing in His presence. He is an omniscient and an omnipresent God. How marvellously this is given in this Psalm. And what a comfort to know that He knoweth, that He seeth, that He is about us, around us, with us everywhere, that His hand leads, that His hand upholds the saint, and that darkness and light are both alike to Him. And this God has fashioned us, He is our Creator. And the thoughts of God mentioned in Psalms 139:17 and Psalms 139:18 may be applied to the thoughts of His love in redemption. How precious are these thoughts in which He has remembered the sinner’s need. They are indeed more than the sand. And with the knowledge of God’s omniscience, His omnipresence, His thoughts of love and grace, the saint loves God’s holiness, separating himself from the wicked, counting God’s enemies his enemies, hating those who rise up against God. And then that prayer-”Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my thoughts. And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Can you pray thus daily in the presence of an omniscient and omnipresent Lord?

Bibliographical Information
Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Psalms 139". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gab/psalms-139.html. 1913-1922.
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