Summary: David’s very design & creation was awe-inspiring for the Psalmist. My very existence is awe-inspiring. But Why? or rather, What about me inspires awe? An attribute calling me to praise my Creator is...
ATTRIBUTES CALLING For PRAISE—Psalm 139:13-16
YaHWeH has an intensely perfect knowledge of the crown of His creation(man) which this Psalm attempts to disclose to the reader. A very notable Psalm for that very reason. YaHWeH knows more regarding us— details of....our actions, manner, thoughts, creation than we can possibly ever know ourselves.
David’s very design & creation was awe-inspiring for the Psalmist.
My very existence is awe-inspiring.
Why am I awe-inspiring?
What about me inspires awe?
3 attributes of my existence inspiring awe.
1—An attribute calling me to praise my Creator is...
Explanation: (:13) Composition/Knit together
:13—“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.”
YaHWeH(“the LORD”) actually is the one who “formed” our being.
YaHWeH is “the acknowledged lord & possessor of my most secret self”—Charles Spurgeon
YaHWeH Himself brought about the minute interweaving & enclosing of my entire & unique body complete with a unique soul & spirit intact, animated by His very breath(Gen. 2:7).
Gen. 2:7—“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, & breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; & man became a living being.”
God accomplished this woven masterpiece within the “womb” of every person’s mother.
“Formed/Possessed”—hnq kaw-naw'—1) To get, acquire, create, buy, possess. Strong–a primitive root; To erect, i.e. Create; by extension, To procure, especially by purchase (causatively, Sell); by implication To own.
“Inward Parts/Reins/Inmost being”—hylk kil-yaw' or twylk(plural)—1) Kidneys—1a) Of physical organ (lit.), 1b) Of seat of emotion & affection (fig.), 1c) Of sacrificial animals; 2) (TWOT) Reins. Strong—A kidney (as an essential organ); figuratively, The mind (as the interior self).
“Covered/Weave/Knit together”—Kko saw-kak'—1) (Qal) To hedge, fence about, shut in; 2) To block, overshadow, screen, stop the approach, shut off, cover; 3) (Qal) To cover, lay over; 4) To weave together. Strong—a primitive root; properly, To entwine as a screen; by implication, To fence in, cover over, (figuratively) Protect.
“Womb”—Njb beh'-ten—1) Belly, womb, body.. Strong—from an unused root probably meaning to be hollow; The belly, especially The womb; also The bosom or body of anything.
Job 10:8—“‘Your hands have made me and fashioned me, An intricate unity; ...”
Isa. 43:7—“Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.””
Isa. 64:8—“But now, O LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.”
Jer 18:3-6—“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says the LORD. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!”