“Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn Your commands.” -Psalm 119:73
The psalmist begins the octave with a prayer by acknowledging God as Creator of his person. God formed our souls as well as our bodies. He placed each freckle, determined your height and skin color. He knew what our personalities would be like- shy, outgoing, stubborn, timid, loud, quiet, reactionary, contemplative. Our Maker knows us best, inside and out. Equipped with this knowledge, the psalmist requests more understanding. Going straight to the Source, the writer is aware God will give him exactly what he needs according to his abilities and level of comprehension. The Lord will not turn away a sincere heart thirsty for more of Himself.
“Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives Me will come to me, and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away.” -John 6:35-36
Grace upon grace,
Grow deeper: Psalm 139