Psalm 139

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Search me, Know me, Try me, Lead me

Search Me and Know Me
Bridging Sentences
Text: Psalm 139
May God bless the reading of his word this morning.
Textual Idea statement:
Sermon Idea statement:
Point 1: The Lord Knows Us (V. 1-6)
A. He Searches us (v. 1)
Illustration: David in Marine Corps, Security Clearance, Secret Service Asking us questions- If there was an issue, they would find it.
Are we comfortable with Him searching us?
Or, do we simply want Him to see us as we present ourselves, and leave it at that?
B. He Knows us (V. 1)
He has searched me and known me.
The point being made here is that He has been invited in to search our hearts, and as a result has known us.
This isn’t a reference to how God knows everything, it’s a reference to how we need to expose ourselves to Him.
Transition statement: If you want to be known by Him, allow Him to first search you out.
Point 2: The Lord is Always With Us (V. 7-12)
A. God is everywhere.
The psalmist points out how God is everywhere.
There is no where you can go, no circumstance you can encounter that He is not present.
B. God is always with us.
Illustration: Aldrin took advantage of a few moments before he and Neil Armstrong left the lunar module to step onto the moon. He radioed to Mission Control: "Houston. This is Eagle, the LM Pilot speaking. I would like to request a few moments of silence. I would like to invite each person listening in, wherever and whomever he may be, to contemplate for a moment the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his own individual way." For Aldrin, that meant observing the Lord's Supper. Aldrin was an elder in his Presbyterian Church and had received permission from his pastor to take bread and wine with him to space and give himself Communion. During a radio blackout, Aldrin writes, "Just before I partook of the (Communion) elements, I read the words which I had chosen to indicate our trust that as man probes into space we are in fact acting in Christ. I sensed especially strongly my unity with our church back home, and with the church everywhere. I read: 'I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.'" (Jn 15:5)
The point the psalmist is making is not simply that God is everywhere. Rather, if God is everywhere already, and He is in us, there is nowhere we can God where He isn’t with us.
The devil can’t throw anything at you that can remove you from God.
Transition statement: The same God who wants to search you out and know you intimately, wants you to know that He will never leave you and that you will never go through anything without Him there with you. This matters because He has planned out our lives. In other words, it’s not just that you aren’t alone. The point here, is that He is the author of your future.
Point 3: The Lord Has Planned Your Life (V. 13-18)
A. He made you for a specific purpose.
Your strengths show His Glory
Your weakness shows His strength
Your life has been planned
B. He thoughts dwell on you.
He planned out our life, made you very specifically, promises you can’t go anywhere that he won’t already be there, and on top of all of that still want to search us out so that He can know us intimately.
This is all about relationship. The one who knows every thought you will ever have, says, “I think about you all the time. I want to know you. Will you let me get to know you?”
Transition statement: What then, is our response?
Point 4: We can Live Righteously (V. 19-24)
A. Search me, and know my heart.
B. Try me, and know my anxious thoughts.
C. Lead me in the everlasting way.
Transition statement: We can live righteously if we allow Him to Search us, Know us, Test us, and Lead us.
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