Praise the Lord, O my Soul! For I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God! You are made by God! I am made by God! Just as surely as ANY one has been made by God; we have been made by God. He knew us before anyone knew we were there. He had already devised plans for all of us before anyone planned our arrival. God made us well! How do we know? Look around at all God has made.
Psalm 139:13-16 The Message
13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I’d even lived one day.
The Word of God for the Children of God. Gloria! In Excelsis Deo! Alleluia! Amen.
I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
Psalm 139:14 is among the most quoted verses in the book of Psalms. However, not all of us really know what this verse really means. In this devotional, let me take some time to share with you 5 lessons for you to understand Psalm 139:14!
What can we learn from Psalm 139:14?
There are many important lessons we can learn from our verse for the day.
We can rather easily and quite eloquently turn it into a full Psalm 139:14 sermon because of the immeasurably, indescribably rich lessons this verse possesses.
This beautiful and inspiring verse gives us a glimpse of God’s creative work. He created us in a fearful and wonderful manner. Among God’s creation, it is only us that God personally hand made. He went down from His throne on high and step down to gather a handful of dirt and soil to form His most special creation.
God’s creation of man is intimate, personal, and most importantly, special.
We are the pinnacle of God’s creation and that means that you and I come with a great purpose devised and implemented by God Himself.
So, here are the five Psalm 139:14 lessons you should learn today.
Lesson Number 1: God’s wisdom is infinite
The Bible tells us we are created fearfully and wonderfully. As what we have already read, it takes a great measure of wisdom, I would say, supernatural wisdom and massive creative power beyond our imagination for a Being to create such a magnificent design.
Take a look at our human body, from the smallest subatomic unit to its biggest organ, is made with such intricate precision and complex design to support life.
No doubt: God our Creator is beyond our wildest imagination.
His ability is beyond us and is able to perform whatever He wishes.
He is sitting on His Majestic Throne on High and at the same time, playing out His great plan to bring forth as many children as possible to His Kingdom.
Lesson Number 2: Humans are not the product of evolution
It is really not the lack of evidence that is causing people to abandon their faith or deny the existence of God. The true reason is that people willfully ignore the evidence. If you have eyes to see, and ears to hear, then you will find a world of wonders that shouts the existence of an Intelligent Maker.
The human body, among the many amazing wonders on earth, is just a living testimony of the creative works of our heavenly Father. The human body is a super complicated creation, beyond words to simply just evolve from a single cell organism in a primordial soup.
When you carefully consider all scientific facts and studies, you will arrive at the conclusion that the universe is far too complex to be a product of random evolution. Indeed, it takes more faith in believing evolution than it does creation.
Lesson Number 3: God created you and me
Life is a miracle. Your very existence is a miracle itself.
The problem with us is that we get too accustomed to miracles that we don’t take the time to appreciate them anymore.
Genesis 1:26-27 Amplified Version tells us:
26 Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.
I want you to remember that God created you. Because of that, you are unique, special, and most importantly, have a purpose in life.
Don’t let other people tell you otherwise.
Nobody’s ugly, worthless, or not good enough. You are the child of the Living God and in your veins run the blood of a person created by God.
But what if you have physical challenges? Are you still a fearfully and wonderfully made person?
This is a hard question to answer especially for people who have those challenges or those people whose loved ones suffer from those conditions.
However, let me tell you. Even if you have such challenges, it doesn’t change the fact that you are still a child of God.
In such a situation, yes, it’s hard to understand why anyone is in a certain condition, that life seems to be unfair.
In God’s time, we will know the answer why, but don’t let your conditions be the cause of losing faith and hope. Instead, use it as a way to learn the lessons God wants you to learn. God will not give you a problem you cannot handle.
This might be a cliché, but still, I will say it: fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Just trust God’s timing, He will make all things beautiful in His time.
Lesson Number 4: We are made to give reverent praise and worship our Creator
In the realization of how awesome our human bodies are and how impressive the creation is, we must each bow down in humble adoration to God’s majesty.
Like David, when he fully and fearfully realized he was fearfully, wonderfully made, he praised God! He deeply recognized how marvelous God’s creation is.
God obviously does not need our praise. He is not a malignant narcissist who lives on an eternal chorus of flattery and adulation.
We need to worship God for our own sake. When we praise God, it helps us to remember YAHWEH and YAHWEH alone is our great Provider.
He is the Source of all good things that we have.
When we worship God, it helps us appreciate our great dependence on Him and His authority over us.
We ultimately submit to His will, do our best to fulfill His purpose in our lives.
Lesson Number 5: God is our Father
Do you know what’s really amazing that you should never forget?
It is that God is our Father.
King David knew we are created in the image of God and that we are His children.
It is comforting to note that God is genuinely our Father who takes care of us. He provides all our needs. He protects us, heals us, comforts us, listens to us, guides us, and most importantly, immeasurably and unconditionally loves us.
God already knew us even before we were born.
He wanted to build a close relationship with us.
He already knew us intimately.
Now, it is our turn to know Him deeper and better each day.
These are just but a few of the best lessons we can learn from Psalm 139:14.
Indeed, we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
This shows us how special we are in the sight of God.
No matter what problems you and I go through, just remember that God is our Creator and our Father.
He won’t leave you nor forsake you. He is always there to help us in times of needs, comfort us in times of suffering, and rejoice with us in times of our joy.
Because God loves us, we need to use this knowledge to encourage us and move us even closer to our Father. By doing so, we will then be able to experience the fearfully beautiful love, fearfully immense joy of God’s outpouring care for us.
Therefore, dear Christian, rejoice in the fearful wonder of your God. Rejoice in how he fearfully knit you and I together in our mother’s womb. From the very beginning he was taking care of us. Fearfully rejoice in how he knows all of our days. Nothing is beyond his knowledge or power.
He takes care of you and me each day of our lives until you and I wake up in the glory of heaven and are with our Lord Jesus forever. How fearfully, wonderfully our Creator and Father God works! All Praise to the Lord, the Almighty! Amen.
In the name of God, the Father and God the Son and God the Holy Spirit,
Let us pray,
Jeremiah 33:1-3 Amplified Version
33 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the second time, while he was still confined in the court of the guard, saying, 2 “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is His name, 3 ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’
God my Creator and Father, teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your Holy Spirit lead me on level ground. I see your faithfulness and goodness in what you have done for me throughout my life. I think about these things, and I thirst for you. Let me hear of your unfailing love every morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. Keep me on firm footing for the glory of your name. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.