Lord of My All

Psalm 139

By Pastor Chad A. Miller, June 28, 2020

God’s omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence are on full display in David’s meditations here. How could such a great and glorious God care so deeply, so intimately, for little creatures such as we are? David responds with praise, and God-exalting petitions.


SERMON TEXT: Psalm 139 (ESV)

1 O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. 7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” 12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you. 19 Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me! 20 They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain. 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? 22 I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies. 23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

David Praises God because of…

  • God’s Knowledge (Psalm 139:1-6)
  • God’s Presence (Psalm 139:7-12)
  • God's Power (Psalm 139:13-16)
  • God’s Glory (Psalm 139:17-22)
  • God’s Will (Psalm 139:23-24)

1. He is Lord of All: HE ! Psalm 139:1-6

Also: Jer 12:3; Psalm 7:9; Psalm 44:21; Matthew 9:4; Job 31:4

2. He is Lord of all: HE IS ! Psalm 139:7-12

Also: Jer 23:24; Heb 4:13; Numbers 32:23; Josh 1:5; Psalm 37:25; 2 Cor 4:7-10; Heb 13:5-6

3. He is Lord of All: HE IS !" Psalm 139:13-16

Also: Gen 1:26-27

**4. He is Lord of All: HE IS ** Psalm 139:17-22

Also: 2 Pet 3:9

5. He is Lord of All: HIS IS FOR YOU TO BE HIS! Psalm 139:23-24

He wants all of you!

To David, God’s Knowledge, His Presence, His Power, and His Glory weren’t supremely theological or philosophical - they were all relational and quite personal!

CLOSING: Will you pray? Lord,

  • Search me
  • Know me
  • Try me
  • See me
  • Convict me
  • Cleanse me
  • Send me!