July 12, 2018


July 12, 2018


Psalm 139
This weekend’s reading: Proverbs 2:1-10


“All of the psalms are designed to teach us one thing… to worship. These psalms reflect every human emotion, but they do so in a distinct and important way: they are emotions seen in relationship to God. Every psalm is written in the presence of God. This book, therefore, teaches us how to be honest before God. If you have a problem, tell God about it. Don’t hide it. Don’t cover it up. Especially don’t get pious and sanctimonious and try to smooth it over. If you are angry with God, say so. If you are upset about something he has done [or not done], tell him so. If you are resentful, bring it out. If you are happy and glad, express that. That is what worship is… a heart’s honesty.” – The Worship of an Honest Heart


  • Consider these questions below as you reread the psalm.
  • Is there a promise to claim?
  • Is there a lesson to learn?
  • Is there a blessing to enjoy?
  • Is there a command to obey?
  • Is there a sin to avoid?
  • Is there a new thought to carry with me?

Lord, there’s no place to run, no place to hide! Help me take that one thing I am hiding from you and give it light, lay it on the altar.  Only then can that thing begin to transform and start to heal.  Today, Lord, I give you ____________________________.  Amen.