The ever loving God
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you. Psalm 139:13-18
God’s power is evidenced by His creation of each individual. God created our innermost being, that is, those things that control us—minds, hearts, wills. By using this term the psalmist pictures himself as a fine piece of art and God as a skilled craftsman. He recognizes the fact that he owes his very being to God’s handiwork, seen graphically as His skilled artistry in weaving. Though people did not see the embryo in the womb, God’s eyes witnessed his yet unformed substance. That is not all. God even wrote his days as mementos in His book, the calendar of the person after birth, or else the days when He formed each part of his body. “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (v. 16). The idea is God’s complete knowledge, or record, as if He kept a literal book. He is said to have a book of the believer’s tears (Psalm 56:8), a book of remembrance of his faithfulness (Malachi 3:16), a book of life listing the saved (Psalm 69:28; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 20:12, 15), a book of His own prophetical plan (Daniel 10:23), and books of men’s works (Daniel 7:10; Revelation 20:12). With all these in mind, the psalmist reflects on God's thoughts to him. This preciousness would be in view of God’s loving-kindness. This is because a favorable attitude even when He knows the believer so completely, sins and all, assumes forgiving grace (see Psalm 51). “How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand” (Psalm 139:17). There are countless reasons to be grateful to God and offer to Him our worship. The greatest blessing is nothing less than God being with us. “When I awake, I am still with you” (Psalm 139:18). God, who knows us, thinks of us, and his thoughts towards us were thoughts of love, thought of good, and not of evil. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).