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Psalm 139:23-24
Posted: Apr 30, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments |

S – Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. – Psalm 139:23-24

O – I have often asked myself why of all the people in the Bible, David was the one who was given the title of “Man after God’s own heart.” Don’t get me wrong. David did a lot of great things. He was a pretty good king. He killed Goliath. I don’t doubt that he sincerely loved God. But he was a terrible father. He also committed the grievous sins of murder and adultery. How does a man like that get the title man after God’s own heart? I think there are several factors to this but this verse highlights one of the main ones. More than anything else in the world, David wanted to be close to God. Here was a man who literally had the world at his fingertips and yet he still said, God show me if there is anything in my life that offends you. People have been trying to hide from God for centuries. He we see David saying, “God I don’t want to hide from you. If there is anything……anything at all in my life that offends you. Point it out so that I can fix it.”

A – This verse convicts me greatly. While I have no idea the pressures that come from being the king of an entire country, I certainly know what it is like to lead people. In a world where spiritual leaders live double lives, it is so important for me to practice what I preach. Of all the responsibilities that I have, there is none more important than being a child of God. I need to be so aggressive in my relationship with God that I go to Him each and every day just as David did. I need to be willing to say, “God, I am not trying to hide anything from you. If there is anything in me that offends you. If I have any blind spots. If there is just the smallest little thing that 999 out of 1000 would never even notice. Show me.”

P – God help me to desire you as David did. I know that I am not perfect. I know that I still have a long way to go to be all that you have called me to be. Help me to desire you so strongly that I come to you each and every day asking you to show me things in my life that I may not see. I desire to be an authentic, genuine follower of yours. Help me in my areas of weakness and give me the strength to be as bold in my requests as David was.

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