We are continuing our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we will upload a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you will find them helpful and that they bring hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below.
God shaped me physically and “my inmost being” – the “me” – my mind, my soul I am amazed at how l have been constructed. The things you create Lord are truly wonderful. You have known me longer than anyone. From the moment those two single cells met “in the secret place”. You were there in the ensuing months as my whole being was formed – all the changes that happened until I became a human being capable of independent existence. You knew how many days or years you have planned for me. God’s thoughts are important to me. How many there are to think about.
But there are people who oppose God and me. They don’t love him and speak evil of him. They use his Name wrongly. Verses 21 and 22 are strongly worded with abhorrence and hate for God’s enemies. The psalmist wishes God would kill the wicked people as he declares his loyalty to God. Finally he wants God to do a review of his life and assess him. He asks God to look at his heart and tell him if he is offending God. He finishes by praying that God will lead him into everlasting life.
Thank you Father, that you know every part of me, every cell of me. I want to follow you in this life and into the eternity which you have promised to those who accept Jesus’ sacrifice for them.