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  2. 2. O Yahweh, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down andwhen I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
  3. 3. Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Yahweh, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
  4. 4. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn,If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
  5. 5. Even there Your hand will lead me,And Your right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, "Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night," Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day.Darkness and light are alike to You.
  6. 6. For You formed my inward parts;You wove me in my mothers womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
  7. 7. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;And in Your book were all writtenThe days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
  8. 8. If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.When I awake, I am still with You.O that You would slay the wicked, O God; Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed. For they speak against Youwickedly, And Your enemies take Your name in vain.
  9. 9. Do I not hate those who hate You, O Yahweh? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?I hate them with the utmost hatred; They have become my enemies.
  10. 10. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me,And lead me in the everlasting way.
  11. 11. “MODERN MOVEMENTS IN AMERICAN “CHURCHIANITY”…• The Willow Creek movement ↔ “seeker sensitive.”• The Saddleback movement ↔ “purpose- driven.”• The Vineyard Movement ↔ “signs and wonders.”• The Emerging Church, or Emergent Church movement ↔ “meaningful, mystical worship experiences.”
  12. 12. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachersin accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.” II Timothy 4:3-4.
  13. 13. “I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of ChristJesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearingand His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort,with great patience and instruction.” II Timothy 4:1-2
  16. 16. The God of Psalm 139 (the God of Scripture!) (THE GOD!) is…• Omniscient, 1-3• Eternal, 4.• Sovereign, 5.• Inscrutable, 6.• Infinite (omnipresent), 7-8• Communicative, 9-10.
  17. 17. • Encouraging, 11-12.• Creative, 13-14• Life-giving, 13-16.• Omniscient…eternal…sovereign, 15- 16.• Wise, 17-18• Righteous, 19-22• Omniscient, again, 23-24.
  18. 18. What responses should we make to a God like this?• Acknowledge Him…worship Him! 1-6.• Submit to Him, 7-10.• Be encouraged by Him, 11-12.• Give thanks to Him, 13-14.• Praise Him, 14.• Value His thoughts, 17-18.• Abide in fellowship with Him, 18.• Avoid ungodliness and ungodly men, 19- 22.• Invite His scrutiny and leading, 23-24.
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