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 PSALM 139:13-18

 

 

IN MY MOTHER'S WOMB!

 

Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

Psalm 139:13-18

"For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee."

 

LESSON 1:

Does the Bible mention the "unborn?"

Is there any Scriptural information about that little "embryo," as he or she is called today?

Yes!

And Psalm 139 is one of the best examples, especially verses 13-18.

That great Text opens by informing us that God "has covered us in our Mother's womb!"

The exact words read: "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13

The verb "covered," whatever it means, is something God did for us before we were born!

The Lord God Almighty is aware of a developing "fetus." God is cognizant of that little life!

The verb "covered" translates "sakak" and means "to overshadow, hedge about, fence in or protect" someone!

It is first used in Exodus 25:20 of the Cherubim in the tabernacle whose wings "covered" the Mercy Seat!

Job used our same word, though spelled slightly differently, to indicate God's creation of our bodies too! "Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews." Job 10:11

Now watch "sakak" when it is translated "defend!" Psalm 5:11 says: "But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou DEFENDEST them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee." God "defends" that little unborn child in Mom's womb! He also might exact judgment against anyone  who tries to destroy that little boy or girl too!

The noun "womb" is spelled "beten" in Hebrew and means "belly" nearly as many times as "womb" in the King James Bible. It indicates any open cavity in the human body and the context of a passage helps determine its exact usage. Here in Psalm 139 it can only mean "womb" since it is so closely associated with one's Mother.

No wonder God's Word tells us of Jeremiah: "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations." That's God talking to His prophet in Jeremiah 1:5. Pre-natal ordination!

Then think of little John the Baptist. "And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy." That's quite young to be praising the Lord! Luke 1:41-44

Yes, the dear Lord loves babies, even the unborn!

And He cares for them too!

Therefore a Bible Preacher can unreservedly say, "God attaches special value to human life, even when it is still in the womb!"

Amen!

                                                                                  --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 2:

There is a Psalm that describes each of us before we were born!

Telling of God's care for us while we were still in our Mother's womb, Psalm 139 is amazing, particularly verses 13 through 18.

Let's examine a verse.

In conjunction with the Holy Spirit's revelation that we were "covered" or "protected" by God in our Mother's womb ... comes the statement that the Lord has "possessed our reigns."

The whole opening verse of our Text reads, speaking directly to the Lord: "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb." Psalm 139:13

The verb "possessed" translates "qanah" and means "to buy, purchase, acquire or own." It's plain! The Lord owned us ... when we were still unborn babies! Then, if so, it would be stealing from God to abort a baby! Abortion is therefore at least a double sin; theft and murder!

Exodus 15:16, using our verb "qanah," says that God has "purchased" His people Israel! They, the Jews, belong to Him in a special way!

And the word "reigns" is spelled "kilyah" and literally means one's kidneys. It is speaking of the innermost recesses of a person's being!

God oversees and possesses and cares for me ... from the inside out!

"Kilyah" is translated "kidneys" 18 times in our King James Bibles. Then 13 more times it is rendered as "reigns."

The ancient peoples often thought that the kidneys were the center of one's thoughts and emotions. Now we would say a person's "heart" or "soul" or even his "mind."

What a statement!

Here's Bible proof that God oversees us from the moment of conception!

And if we are saved by the Lord Jesus Christ ... far beyond that!

Into eternity future, enjoying abundant life forevermore!

David may have been right in Psalm 142:4 when he said: "No man cared for my soul." But God cared for David! That's what the very name David means, beloved one!

And friends reading here today, God cares for you today also! He has been concerned and interested in you since the day you first existed, in the womb of your Mom!

Amen!

                                                                                 --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 3:

The Lord "oversees" the precise development of an unborn baby! Yes, while he or she is still in Mom's womb!

Precisely we are told: "For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb."

Such truth makes the Psalmist joyfully delight in the Lord! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made," says David.

The verb "praise" here is spelled "yadah," which is the Hebrew word for Judah. It's a proper name borne by one of the sons of Jacob!

The verbal root behind "yadah" means "to throw, shoot or cast" something. The action it depicts is continuous and on-going. The idea is that of "lifting" or "casting" praise toward our Lord and Saviour!

God formed me in my Mother's womb! I will therefore praise Him sincerely and gladly.

Then comes that great and memorable statement that every saved physician has memorized. David observes: "For I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalm 139:14

The verb "made" is an unusual one, only being found 7 times in the whole Bible! "Palah" carries the idea of something being "distinguished or unique or wonderful! In a slightly different form "palah" is one of the Names of the Lord Jesus as given in Isaiah 9:5. He is "Wonderful!"

The modifier "fearfully" translates a form of "yare" which means reverently or honorably or astonishingly! The human being, his or her body and soul and spirit, should evoke worship! Worship of the Creator and Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The "wonderfully" is actually a further expansion of our earlier verb "palah." Again it conveys the idea of being different, set apart or special!

It sounds to me like the Holy Spirit is teaching us that every little baby born into this world is a designer child! A masterpiece! A unique work of God!

And of the many things this verse teaches, the many principles it establishes, one thing it does not endorse is abortion!

I believe the Bible teaches that human worth, dignity and personhood begin at conception! Life begins ... in the womb!

It is there that we were fearfully and wonderfully made!

So says the Word of God.

                                                                               --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 4:

The works of God are "marvellous!"

So says David in Psalm 139. He especially has in view the development of our bodies while we were still unborn!

Read with me the Psalm's 14th verse: "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."

And the Psalmist just  one verse earlier clearly said that God "covered" or protected, overlooked and supervised us while we were developing "in our mother's womb!"

Now in verse 14 the adverb "wonderfully" translates a word that is twice repeated in this single context. The verb "wonderfully made" and the adjective "marvellous" are derived from the Hebrew word "palah." Actually here we are dealing with a participle in Hebrew. The word can convey the idea of something being "hard" or "difficult" to do! It's used this way 5 times in the King James Bible.

The noun "works" ("maaseh") obviously speaks of one's deeds or acts, but three times in the Bible means "art!" We have just been told that our bodies are examples of God's Artwork, His creative skill!

The human "soul" in Hebrew translates "nephesh" and likely includes a person's mind, will and emotions. While apparently it is the "spirit" ("ruach") that possesses God-consciousness.

Observe that the "soul" can "know" some things! "Yada," the verb for knowing, can mean anything from distant acquaintance to complete intimacy.

The descriptive phrase "right well" is just one Hebrew word, "meod." It means "much, in abundance, exceedingly, forcefully or to a great degree!"

No doubt about it to David!

And while we all know David is writing under the direction and inspiration of the Holy Spirit here, he surely personally agrees with the truth he is expressing too!

Plus ... think of the things David did not yet know about his body!

No one then knew about cells or blood components or DNA or even the precise function of many bodily organs!

Yet they were still amazed!

We, with today's knowledge, should even be more thrilled!

I recently read a Book titled "What Darwin Didn't Know."

It described our bodies, God-created as they are, in some detail!

It presented fact after fact, surprise after surprise, that Darwin could not have yet known!

Had he possessed all this current information, he might never have written that misleading book.

Then again, David lived 1800 years before Darwin ... and he got it right!

Folks, let's thank God today for the way He created us!

What an Artist!

What a Sculptor!

What an Overseer!

And best of all ... what a Saviour!

Jesus!

                                                                                     --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 5:

In Psalm 139 the Psalmist has been discussing his own "formation" ... while still in his Mother's womb!

This Text could only have been written in one of two ways. Either it's fiction, literature which is not true but imaginative; or it's divinely inspired and without error, providing information only God in Heaven could have known!

My vote is with the Lord and His inspired Word!

In fact, on this website that is the only option!

David is here recording God's thoughts, God's action, God's part in the developmental growth of an unborn baby!

Listen to Him in verse 15. "My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth."

The noun "substance" is spelled "otzsem" and grammatically can mean one's bones. However, as its "vowels" are supplied here it more accurately means something like "strength." In our King James Bibles the word is sometimes translated "might." If this meaning is accurate and concrete, then some folks have more (or less) constitutional strength than others! Strength God gave them at birth, really ... before birth! Perhaps some children really are more strong willed than others!

The verb "was hid" is "kachad" and means concealed. It also represents action that is complete. God's "working" on you and "creating" you in the womb is no longer occurring! You have been born! And the Lord knows about your particular propensities toward strength or weakness. He made them!

However, in an interesting "twist" of meaning, "kachad" can also carry the idea of "destruction!" In the King James Bible it is translated "cut off" 10 times and "cut down" 1 time! Is this then a "hint" that God, while we were still in the pre-natal state, did not curtail or annihilate our independence? Did He purposely allow our stubbornness and strength to exist? Did we inherit some of that resilience from our parents? Is some of it a part of our old sin nature? I mean since Adam and Eve "fell" into iniquity.

The clause "when I was made in secret" is a parallel expression for "growing in the womb." It must mean this in order to keep the context in harmony here. If I "was made" in the womb, Who made me? Dad and Mom are not in view here! God is!

He, the dear Lord, "made" you and me!

"Asah" is the Hebrew verb that suggests "fashioning, preparing, producing or accomplishing" something, much like an artist creates a masterpiece!

Babies are prime examples of God's artistry! They are living miracles, rewards from Heaven!

But notice where God makes us!

"In secret" translates "sether" and means a covered place or a hiding place or a sheltered place! It also has the idea of a protected place! God is here talking about a mother's womb! That idea won't work in today's world anymore though! A woman's womb is NOT a safe place to be, with abortion raging as it is! Haven't you heard? The modern world has given a woman the RIGHT to murder her unborn baby! But just because something is legal does not make it moral!

Then "curiously wrong" must be discussed. "Raqam" means "embroidered" or produced with needlepoint accuracy. It also has the idea of mixing colors or variegating beautiful patterns ever so skillfully! It is associated with the term "needlework" 6 times in the King James Old Testament. Here God is pictured as a craftsman carefully and particularly designing a little unborn baby ... much as a lady does her embroidery by the fireside on a cold winter evening! And God is doing this work while the baby is still in the womb!  Beautiful!

And again "the lowest parts of the earth" is just another euphemism for the mother's womb! The womb is not in a lady's head ... or her "highest "part. It is not in her chest" or "middle" part, but in her belly or womb, the "lowest" part of her body trunk. Her legs or feet would not be sensible places for her womb! They are not even considered in the above analogy.

Perhaps it's called the lowest part "of the earth" because without the millions of ladies' wombs on earth today, life would soon be extinguished. (Do not tell the homosexuals that. They are apparently unaware!)

Also this beautiful lesson dealing with God's part in human reproduction might be teaching us that this part of human life is lower in importance than, say, the spiritual side of existence! Or the mental, intellectual side! Or even the volitional or emotional sides!

I truly believe that the right priority for life goes as follows: spiritual things first; then the mind, will and emotions follow; with the physical or sensual coming last.  If a young person's dating life will proceed along those lines ... happiness, joy and fulfillment will be much more likely!

Relationships that start with the physical nature first (the sexual) will not generally last! Even beautiful bodies age and lose some of their appeal!

Maybe this is more information than you wanted today. However we have simply worked our way through this Text, this verse of Scripture!

Truly Psalm 119:96 is right.  Lord, "thy commandment is exceeding broad." Oh, the amazing vastness, the overwhelming scope of the Word of God!

Amen!

                                                                                    --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 6:

The godless "politically correct" establishment of today loves the word "embryo." Or "fetus."

They do not choose to call that little unborn thing a "baby," not yet!

If his or her little personhood is acknowledged, a mother's right to kill that unborn boy or girl might be threatened!

And we are now told that it's far better to preserve a woman's "rights" ... than a baby's "life!"

That's some of the craziest thinking I've ever heard!

By the way "embryo" comes into English from Latin and means that which swells to capacity within a mother! "En" or "em" means "within! "Bruein" means "to be full to bursting!" And "fetus" is also a Latin term just meaning one's "offspring!"

But ... wait a minute!

Does the Bible ever discuss the human "fetus" or "embryo?"

Yes, it does!

And, as Christians, there is where we should get our information ... from the Word of God!

Psalm 139:16 clearly says to God ... "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect." The paragraph in which this amazing statement is made centers on the development of an unborn baby! Growth that occurs in his or her mother's womb! Verse 13 uses those very words, "in my mother's womb!"

There God saw us!

The verb "raah" means to look at, to inspect, to watch or observe, to consider and distinguish, or to give attention to" something or someone!

But what, in the womb, did God see?

Really, whom did He see?

Verse 16 gives David's answer: "My substance, yet being imperfect."

Now we are getting somewhere!

The Hebrew noun translated both as "substance" and "imperfect" here is spelled "golem" and means "embryo" or "fetus!"

Elsewhere the root word means that which is "folded up" or a "wrapping" or a "garment that is folded!"

The little growing unborn baby, no matter what age, is "folded" into what even to this day is called the "fetal position," exactly as the word implies!

In all its forms I can only find this "word family" 3 times in the Bible. See 2nd Kings 2:8 then Ezekiel 27:24 and of course our text here, Psalm 139:16.

Now let's review what God just taught us.

He actually sees and participates in our growth and development when we are but embryos, unborn little babies!

This Text is virtually telling us that life begins, personhood begins, at conception! Certainly birth is much too late a time to consider as the starting point!

Read it with me again. David says to the Lord: "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect."

Wow!

The Lord oversaw our well-being as little unborn babies!

But do notice that the Bible did NOT call us merely embryos or fetuses!

We were already little created beings with distinctive features in various stages of development!

The Lord knew me before I knew Him!

He knew me before I was ever born!

The Bible says so!

                                                                                  --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 7:

Talking about the development of a little baby, even one still inside his mother's womb, the 139th Psalm tells us that God has a written record of each individual boy or girl!

Here are the exact words David penned: "In Thy book all my members were written." Psalm 139:16

God has books for everything!

In His Book of Life it seems that every living soul is listed.

In the Lamb's Book of Life every Blood-washed child of God is posted!

He also keeps a record of every wicked deed a lost man or woman does! That set of books will be opened at the great White Throne Judgment according to Revelation 20:12.

But our Text mentions another Book! One in which all the characteristics of each little unborn yet developing child is listed, including baby David of ancient Israel.

The word for "book" is "sepher" and means not only a book, but also can mean a letter or a register or a scroll or even a handbill or flyer!

"All" my members translates one Hebrew word, "kol." It means each or every or the total number of anything!

Literally we are being told that God has made a record of ALL there is to know about us, having written such information is His Book of pre-natal providence!

The verb "written" translates "kathab" and means to record, to subscribe or even to describe. The action being depicted is continuous, on-going and durative! Maybe God writes descriptions of the little unborn one for the whole nine months! Perhaps in today's scientific terms God is writing an individual's DNA code!

Nothing about any of us ... from the minute we were conceived to the very hour of our birth ... nothing surprises Almighty God the Creator!

He observes.

He writes.

He controls.

And I thought it was great when I leaned He had numbered the hairs of my head!

Now I learn He knew me before I ever arrived here on earth, still in my Mother's womb! And on top of that, I was the subject of a Book He wrote!

Praise His Good Name!

                                                                           --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

However, today as this Bible Study comes to an end, I must share a word of testimony. God's love and care for each of us when we were yet unborn is great! But that does NOT make a person a child of God! Due to Adam's transgression each of us is born with a tainted old sin nature. David, in Psalm 51:5, even taught us about it. He says: "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me."

True!

One birth is not enough ... to get a soul to heaven for all eternity!

He or she must be born again!

That is ... written in another Book of God's, The Lamb's Book of Life! Talking about Heaven John writes: "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life." Revelation 21:27

Are you saved?

 

                                                                              --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 8:

If anyone ever had any doubt about God being aware of an unborn child, his or her existence and development, Psalm 139 settles that issue once for all!

Passages like the 16th verse which say: "In Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."

God has a "Book" in which He has recorded all the details about that precious little unborn baby!

Embryos and fetuses are very important to the Lord!

Then the middle of the verse makes another startling revelation!

God has "fashioned" our very "continuance!"

He did this too in the womb!

Let's examine these amazing parts of speech.

God "fashions" the child ... it still being unborn mind you!

This verb is "yatzsar" and is identical to the Hebrew word for "potter," the man who works and molds the clay into some useful and lovely form.

God, the Almighty Potter, controls and directs the growth and characteristics of every unborn baby!

To abort one may invoke His ultimate wrath then!

But notice the noun "continuance." It is the simple Hebrew word for "day!" Yes, "yom" is translated nearly 2,050 times in the Bible as "day" or "daily."

Look at this!

God decides and pre-determines our very days ... our life spans ... when we are yet unborn!

Science will learn this one day I'm sure!

The more I study this Text ... the more involved God appears to be in our earthly lives!

And I do not mean just since we were saved either!

Or merely since birth!

Since conception!

"When as yet there was none of them" may refer either to our very body parts, very early in womb development ... or to the then current brevity of our days ... our not having been born yet!

Either way God has decided and inbred our very "length of days!"

What a God!

What love!

What power!

                                                                                   --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 9:

After writing some of Scripture's most overwhelming thoughts, all under the verbal inspiration of the Holy Spirit, David concludes by saying to God: "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!" Psalm 139:17

God's thoughts toward us!

These include His thoughts about us when we were still unborn!

Things like His plans to protect us in utero!

Before birth!

His thoughts extended even to our potential height, eye color, and every other human feature too!

God has even in advance considered the length of our days and years on earth!

Yes, O Lord!

"How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!"

The expression "precious" translates "yaqar" and means "esteemed, prized, valued, highly appraised or considered costly!" This word or its cognates are variously rendered as: excellent, bright, honorable or of great reputation! Interestingly, once in the King James Bible "yaqar" is translated "set by!" David's reputation was much "set by" we are told in 1st Samuel 18:30. God's thoughts toward us ... even when just conceived ... are unique! Special! "Set by!"

The noun "thoughts" is spelled "rea" and carries the idea of one's purpose or aim as well as his thoughts.  This definition reminds me of Jeremiah's great words from the Lord: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11

The Name for God here is "El." This means "strong one!" God is the Mighty One, the Powerful One!

God's designs toward us are next said to be "great" in sum!

Again our Text for today reads: "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!"

"Great" here translates "atzsam" and just means vast or numerous or even strong and mighty! But here we nearly have a "play on words." Earlier we were taught that "our substance was not hid" from God in the womb. That word, "substance," is spelled "otzsem." Now, "great" here is spelled "atzsam." The words have the same consonants in Hebrew! They are closely linked in a grammatical sense! From the same "root."

God oversaw our "construction" when we were still unborn! One minute after our conception! One hour! One day! One week! One month! And our "substance" was "multifold," just as are God's thoughts toward us!

The noun "sum" is in Hebrew "rosh." It is the Jews' standard word for "head or top or summit or chief or upper part" of something. It can even mean the "total or beginning" of a matter!

Revel in this glorious fact!

God ... the Creator and now the Redeemer of your body, soul and spirit ... has thought of you for a long time!

How long?

Take your age, figure it precisely now ... then add nine months!

That's how long!

Unless you want to factor into this lesson what Paul said: "According as the Lord hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love." Ephesians 1:4

Then, dear Christian friends, the Lord has been thinking about us a lot longer than we can calculate!

                                                                                    --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 10:

The Lord knows our thoughts!

He records them!

"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name." Malachi 3:18

But even more amazing ... the Lord thinks about us!

A lot!

He, Jesus our Great High Priest, even now is thinking about us, praying for us in fact!

He has been thinking about us since our very conception ... in our mother's womb!

Listen to David tell us about it.

"How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee." Psalm 139:17-18

Who could "count" God's thoughts?

Who could count anything about God?

The verb "count" is "saphar" and means "to number or reckon."

The clause "are more in number" translates "rabah" and has the idea of being "great or many," that which is increasing or multiplying! Apparently getting bigger by the minute! The action here is incomplete, still happening!

God's thoughts toward us outnumber the "sand" of the earth and sea! "Chol" means "sand" all 23 times it's used in Scripture. Here are some examples: Abraham's children will become as many as the "sand" of the sea! So declare many Bible references, including Genesis 22:17. Joseph, during the world-wide famine of his day, gathered corn as the "sand" of the sea! See Genesis 41:49. Deuteronomy 33:19 mentions the fact that God has hidden "treasures in the sand!" We can be sure that treasures exist in God's thoughts too! Solomon's wisdom was said to be as great as the "sand" of the sea! That's in 1st Kings 4:29. And Job 6:3 mentions the awesome weight of the "sand" of the sea. In Jeremiah 5:22 God is said to have placed the "sand" of the sea around earth's coastlines to mark the boundaries He has established!

Furthermore ... God's care for us is everlasting!

David illustrates and explains it this way: "When I awake, I am still with thee." Psalm 139:18b

In other words: God thinks about us!

And we think about Him!

I went to sleep last night thinking about God ... Who was also thinking about me! (I know this sounds pretty conceited, but it's what this Bible Text has just taught us!)

And when I woke up this morning ... God was still right there!

To "wake," which is in Hebrew "qutzs," just means to be aroused from one's sleep. It however can carry the idea of being startled awake! So, even if danger or fear comes, God is right there with us!

"I am still with Thee" in Hebrew emphasizes the adverb "still." It's spelled "od" and means "a going around" or that which is "continual." It is the "more of repetition or addition" textbooks tell us.

An old preacher years ago called this "reciprocal indwelling!"

We are "in" Christ Jesus! Yet ... Christ is "in" us too!

He thinks of us and has been doing so for eternity, including the moments just after our conception! And we too are continually thinking of Him!

Oh, the result of such a relationship!

Every night!

Every day!

Every minute we live!

Every morning ... when we awake, there He is!

The Lord!

Constant and conscious communion!

Truly the Bible places mankind in a special position!

One of endearing love to the Heart of God!

                                                                                --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

LESSON 11, CONCLUSION:

Again notice the last words of our Text. "When I awake, I am still with thee." That's what David said to the Lord God!

This six verse Passage of Scripture, Psalm 139:13-18, discusses God's care and control over us while we were still unborn! Still in our mother's womb!

That's as early in life as you can get!

One second after conception!

Remember verse 13, addressed to God? "Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb." And recall that "covered" meant "protected!"

From the very first of my life, my very pre-natal existence, God was with me!

But, again I say, look at how the Paragraph ends!

"Still with thee!"

I believe David is saying this: God was with me at conception!

He will be with me all the way through my life ... even to the very end!

Even when I awake in Glory!

That's what David meant back in Psalm 17:15. There he wrote: "As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness."

Both times the verb "awake" is used, in Psalms 139:18 and 17:15, the Hebrew term "qutzs" is  selected by the Holy Spirit.

From beginning to end, God is with us!

What more could a person want?

Praise His Name!

                                                                        --- Dr. Mike Bagwell

 

 

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