as we sit down to relax or as we sit down to study or as we sit down to worship.

(2) “My rising up” could refer to our getting up in the morning or at a time that we are fixing to be busy in secular and/or spiritual work.

2. God knows every move of man. God is interested in what is best for man.

3. Do your ever sit down to drink alcohol or to plot out a sinful deed? Have often do you sit down and plot out those things that God is displeased with?

4. On the other hand, how often does God see you rise up to do things that are pleasing and good and helpful to others in His sight?

5. Do we understand that God is keeping knowledge of what we’re doing in our passive and active moments of each day?


1. Let’s read Psalm 139:2b, “You understand my thought afar off.”

(1) Have you had thoughts about anything in the last 24 hours that you wouldn’t want to stand up in front of the congregation and tell us about?

(2) Does God know what those thoughts were? Is God happy with those thoughts?

2. Turn to Hebrews 4:12&13. Hebrews 4:12&13 teaches that God’s inspired word is powerful enough to guide our thoughts so that we can be motivated to think the kind of thoughts that will please God.

Let’s read Hebrews 4:12, “12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

[in other words God’s powerful word, if we will pay attention to it, will give us an insight and an understanding of what thoughts will please God. We will recognize and distinguish and demonstrate what kind of thoughts are o.k. with God.]

verse 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

3. Do you understand that God keeps a record of your thoughts in the book of life, the same as God keeps a record of your deeds?

4. Don’t just be fearful of having bad thoughts, because God also keeps a record of the good and wonderful thoughts that we have.

5. Turn to Philippians 4:8&9. Every word in the New Testament is important to study and use in the controlling of our thoughts, but this passage gives us a quick summary of some very important things to think about. Let’s read Philippians 4:8&9, “8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”

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