Psalm 139:13–18 – “God’s Glory in His Attention to Detail” – J. P. Kang
1. Read Psalm 139 in its entirety, savoring what it tells you about God’s knowledge (verses 1–6), presence (verses 7–12), and creation of the worshipper (verses 13–18). What do you make of the abrupt changes in mood of verses 19–22 and the closing petitions of 23–24?
2. Are you more comfortable focusing on details (e.g. trees) or thinking about big picture realities (e.g. the forest)? How can you challenge yourself to be more comprehensive and balanced? And how does it comfort you that “For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well” (Fanny Crosby, “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”)?
3. How would you share with someone else about the specific ways God has created you to be exactly who you are—strengths and weaknesses, the wonderful and the terrible? How can your weaknesses and the broken things in your life drive you to seek more of God’s help and presence?