The Nature Of God In Psalm 139

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In a study of the attributes in nature of God, man’s finite minds cannot fully grasp the immensity of these attributes, no matter how long they study. But, in the Bible, there are certain passages that present the nature of God to man. In Psalm 139 the psalmist, David, clearly presents three of the attributes in the nature of God, His omniscience, His omnipresent, and His omnipotence.
The first attribute presented in Psalm 139 is omniscience. Throughout the Psalm, David is constantly reminding the reader that God is omniscient. In the first six verses the psalmist compiles a list of thing that God knows about man. The chapter starts by saying, “O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.” Then David writes that God knows everything, from
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It should convey the thought that the God is the Christian’s closest friend. Out of the millions of people in this world God knows each person intimately. God also knows what course would beneficial for an individual to take. “God knows all those things, and yet, choses or allows man to make their own decisions. This should give Christians great comfort, while going through the events of life.” The psalmist is very open with what is being written in the psalm the words describe the awe at the immensity of a God who knows all things would be personally interested in the affairs man. “This is marvelous indeed, but the thought that fills my heart with glad wonder and brings God close to me is the assurance that He is interested in me as an individual” . Indeed there is a great comfort in knowing that God, who knows man’s depravity and carnal nature, has and will, always be pursuing a relationship with every individual person. Omniscience is a hard concept for humans to grasp the psalmist even wrote, “Such knowledge is too high and difficult for me.” But, the psalmist did not try to explain all of the mysteries of God, it would have been an impossible project. Instead by the way the psalmist composed the chapter, one understands, “the text is interested in strengthening the psalmist’s relationship to God by reflecting on God’s being and acting towards the psalmist.” Through this contemplation the psalmist begins to rejoice in God.…show more content…
This last attribute, “means that God is all-powerful and able to do anything consistent with his own nature.” In the last part of this psalm God is presented as the all-powerful God that created the author of the psalm. “Even before a baby is born, God is at work in the mother 's womb putting together that amazingly complex combination of cells and nerves and bones and organs that makes him live.” Not only does God create and form a child but that child is “fearfully and wonderfully” made. There are no mistakes in any of God’s creation. This is very comforting for Christians, “God the weaver and potter formed the poet, shaped him in the mother’s womb. God saw him before he was born, as the embryo took shape in the mother’s body.” When the psalmist wrote about the fact that God not only created the universe; but also created man. “He is overcome by the thought that the Creator of the universe is also His personal Creator that He designed and fashioned every part into a mysterious whole.” As Christians we see that all of God’s attributes feed and work off of each other. It is amazing for Christians to be able to see how God works in the lives of his people. This should make us realize that we can come to God with our prayers and know that the answer will be what we need and will be provided even if the answer is no. “It is

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