“…And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” – Psalm 139:10
David wrote this Psalm as contemplation of who the Lord is and who we are to Him. God knew us before we were born, and David reminds us all that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” We, the human race, are His beautiful creation, and that should cause us to stand in awe and wonder. David’s Psalm puts his life in perspective and in the right view of his relationship with the Lord. And, he knew who he was in his relationship with God.
“Wrong ideas about God,” Wiersbe writes, “will ultimately lead to wrong ideas about who we are and what we should do, and this leads to a wrong life on the wrong path toward the wrong destiny.” As David did here, It is essential for us to take time to contemplate our relationship with the Lord. When we know who the Lord truly is, we will know who we indeed are. This will then set us on the correct pattern for our lives.
In Luke seven, when Jesus was speaking about John the Baptist, Jesus said no greater prophet was ever born. That was because John was the only prophet proclaimed in advance, and the only prophet that had the privilege of proclaiming Messiah was coming and that Messiah had arrived! Jesus continued though and made another statement that is a promise to us today. He said that those of us who are in Christ under the New Covenant of His blood is greater than John! Spurgeon wrote, “The least in the Gospel stands on higher ground than the greatest under the law.” This is how Jesus views us who are saved by His grace, and that fact alone should cause us to be enamored with Him.
The book for our individual lives has already been written by the Lord. This is what David wrote in this Psalm. That being the case, would it not benefit us to find out what God has planned for our lives? When we know who we are in Jesus, we can walk in victory in this world and will be prepared spiritually for eternity in the next. Where is your relationship with Jesus today? Are you on your own path headed for the wrong destiny or His way headed for eternity?
“We cultivate our knowledge of God and at the same time cultivate our faith. Yet while so doing we look not at our faith but at Christ, its author and finisher!” – A.W. Tozer