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Valuing Every Life     Psa 139:1-16      Jan. 21, 2007


Introduction

       All humans have a built in desire to live. God gave us a self protecting reaction to danger. Scientific developments give us the ability to see an unborn child react to that which would destroy it’s life. This evidence further teaches us that Valuing Every Life is a basic to civilized people. God created us that way.

 

1.   The Value Of Every Life Because Of God’s . . Production Of Life. Psa. 139:1-6

      A.  God’s . . Detailed Knowledge In The Production of Life. 139:1-3

            1 Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I stand up; You understand my thoughts from far away. 3 You observe my travels and my rest; You are aware of all my ways.

 

      B.  God’s . . Designing Knowledge In The Production of Life. 139:4-5

            4 Before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, Lord. 5 You have encircled me; You have placed Your hand on me.

 

      C.  God’s . . Distinguishing Knowledge In The Production of Life. 139:6

            6 [This] extraordinary knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to [reach] it.

 

                God set up the manner in which all human live is produced.  The details, design, and distinguishing factors in the production of life remain in His hands.  In the text David relates how God knows the details of every life
What a blessing of peace as we begin to comprehend God’s knowledge of our lives.  My daughter and son in law will move to a new place of ministry, and so will my wife and I, we were amazed at how God worked out all the details.  This convinced us anew how He knows the detail needs of His children.  David described the knowledge in His design, and even gave God credit for his words before he spoke them.  Does God know about the lives yet being produced in the womb?  I must speak a resounding “Yes!” The knowledge of God’s  distinguishing life before it is even ready for birth is truly extraordinary.     



2.   The Value Of Every Life Because Of God’s . . Presence In Life. Psa. 139:7-12

       A.   God’s . . Inclusive Presence. 139:7-10

7 Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I go up to heaven,

You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. 9 If I live at the eastern horizon [or] settle at the western limits, 10 even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me.

 

       B.   God’s . . Inescapable Presence. 139:11-12

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will become night”—

12 even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.

 
    I believe God’s presence enlightens ever life.  It is my belief His presence is Inclusive, and inescapable.

Multitudes of people try to satisfy this innate hunger of there heart but it is only at peace when they yield to Christ.  No one can really escape the presence of God, and any attempt to get away from His presence is futile.
So from these verses is it correct to say God’s presence gives us the reason for Valuing Every Life?  I think it does.



3.   The Value Of Every Life Because Of God’s . . Purposes For Life. Psa. 139:13-16

       A.   God’s Purposes In The . . Causation Of Creation. 139:13-14

       13 For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know [this] very well.

 

       B.   God’s Purposes In The . . Choices Of Creation. 139:15-

15 My bones were not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was formed in the depths of

the earth. 16 Your eyes saw me when I was formless; all [my] days were written in Your book and planned before a single one of them began.


    Does God have a purpose for every life or just a select few.  Probably at sometime all of us wondered if God designed a purpose for us, and what it might be.  When I sensed the call to preach I tried to convince God others had more education and ability, but He knew His plans for me.  During a seminary chapel I heard an assistant of Billy Graham say a seminary professor told Billy, “I don’t mean this unkindly but we have some students here who can preach better than you.  How do you explain your success?”  Billy answered, “I can only explain it as the choice of God and His hand upon me.”  If we believe God causes creation, and makes purposeful choices in our creation; life makes more sense.  We can pass this belief on to every human being and continue Valuing Every Life!  Amen?  Amen!  (For additional information see:  http://preachhim.org/SundaySchoolIndex.html)