Bible Study Minute 5/7/18

Psalms 119:129-176; 139

Do you trust the God you pray to?

For as much as we like to think it does, our confidence in God does not come from our own experiences. No, our confidence comes from the security of truth, the truth of God’s Word. Psalms 119 & 139 speak well to this confidence.

Psalm 139 tells us that God knows us intimately. As a matter of fact, he knows us better than we know ourselves. David declares that we are fearfully & wonderfully made by God. He formed and knew us in our mother’s womb. Now try this on for size, he knows our thoughts and words before we even speak them. But not only that, he knows all our days before we even live them. And God is so big that we can never escape his presence. That’s a big and powerful God.

It is this God whom the psalmist in Psalm 119 continues to extol. This is the God he confidently cries out to in times of trouble. Why? Because he knows God will hear and save him because he has a firm belief in & intimate knowledge of God’s promises in his Word. If God intimately knows us, why wouldn’t he answer us?!

Think about it. If this is our God and he is faithful to his promises, we can delight in his Word. We can do this because we can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he will keep us and fulfill his promises. Therefore, we can seek him and know our lives will be blessed.

How does the truth contained in these two psalms help you better trust the Lord and his Word?