And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
There are two ways. When God reveals your grievous way, He will also lead you in the way that is everlasting.
Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
I hate them with complete hatred;
I count them my enemies.
They speak against you with malicious intent;
your enemies take your name in vain!
Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!
O men of blood, depart from me!
"You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. 11 And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?"
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.(ESV)
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.
My frame was not hidden from you,We can't skim over a verse like this; not the way things are in the world today.
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.I praise you!
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
For you formed my inward parts;God has an intimate knowledge of who we are. He knows us so well because He is everywhere we are. He also knows us so well because He made us. His creative actions did not cease after that first week. Every baby that has ever been born was formed by God.
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
If I take the wings of the morningDavid has made this teaching about the Omnipresence of God very personal. He has spoken about himself in each of these verses, but in these two verses he move in just a little bit closer to the mind and heart of God. He reveals that God's presence isn't that of a bystander. God is where David is, and He is there with arms extended. He is helping David, He is leading him and guiding him. God is holding him up.
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.(ESV)