Soli Deo Gloria

“Search Me, Lord” Psalm 139:1-24

An Expositional Sermon
“I fled Him, down the nights, and down the days; I fled Him, down the arches of the years; I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways of my own mind, and in the mist of tears I hid from Him, and under running laughter. Up visaed hopes I sped; and shot, precipitated, adorn titanic glooms of charmed fears, from those strong feet that followed, followed after.” This is how Francis Thompson’s poem The Hound of Heaven begins. This is the controlling thought, we may try to flee God, but we cannot escape Him. When all things come to a close, there we will be, only us and only God. Everything will be exposed; everything will be made known. Perfect justice for all things will be given out. How does your heart respond to that knowledge? What do you do with this knowledge? It’s all good and well to philosophize and theologize about how God is eternal, that He knows all things, is everywhere, is all powerful, but how is that relevant to my life? It’s relevant to your life because this is the one who thought up you. He created your life. And it is to Him that each of us must give an account. In this text, David is our guide in how to think about this.