(Psalm 139:1-6) “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. 3 You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all. 5 You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.”

When God Looked at the world He’d made, He declared it good. In fact, Genesis 1:27 summarizes the crowning achievement of His creative work: “God created man in His own image. . . .” Psalm 139 also reminds us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (v.14). The Lord has given each of His children great potential for service in His kingdom. However, some of us have serious doubts that this is true.

When we compare ourselves to other people, we notice the things we lack. At other times, we repeatedly criticize ourselves for mistake we’ve made. Consider Moses who killed an Egyptian and fled the country. Consider Paul who vehemently persecuted those who believed in Jesus. Consider Peter who denied three times that he knew Jesus. Our Father sees beyond our human frailties to the potential we have in Christ. Because we were made in God’s image and His Spirit dwells in us, we have a greater capacity for spiritual transformation and service than we could imagine. Seek to become the person God has equipped you to be.

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