Meditation Journey Day 28
We have learned the name “LORD” that David calls out in Psalm 139:1 (“O LORD you have searched me and known me”) means I AM that I AM; I am the Self-Existent, Uncreated One. The importance of this name is magnified in the New Testament when Jesus Christ describes Himself as “I AM” to the religious rulers. In a fierce discussion with them, Jesus stated, “Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” So they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.” John 8 After Jesus revealed the truth that He was the “I AM” to the religious rulers they wanted to kill Him for the sin of blasphemy. Jesus Christ, the Great I AM, is one and the same. It is He who searches for us as The Good Shepherd seeking His lost sheep.
Jesus also used the same phrase “I AM” in seven pronouncements about Himself. In all seven, He combines I AM with tremendous metaphors which express His saving relationship with the believer. Keep in mind seven is the number of completion. The seven I AM statements undergird the fact God knows you completely and loves you perfectly. The seven declarations are:
I AM the Bread of Life (John 6) I AM the Light of the World (John 8); I AM the Door of the Sheep (John 10:); I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10); I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11); I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14); and I AM the True Vine (John 15).
The One that was personally searching out David and knew David intimately was the eternal Son of God! Friend, the One that knows you and is searching for you is Jesus Christ the lover of your soul.
He is The Bread of Life that we need to feast upon every day for spiritual nourishment.
He is The Light of the world that guides us to truth and away from sin.
He is The Door into God’s Presence and the haven of hope.
He is The Good Shepherd that lays done His life for the sheep and leads us to still water and green pastures.
He is The Resurrection and the Life of God that infuses us with hope.
He is The Way, the Truth and the Life that leads us to Father’s House.
He is The True Vine and as we abide in Him we receive His life.
As you read through Psalm 139 please keep in focus that Jesus Christ is the Great I AM. Draw near to Him for He has died for you. Jesus is The Friend that sticks closer than a brother. He knows every time you fail, every time you rise-up and your every thought. He is there when you lie down and when you rise up. He knows everything about you and still loves you!
Observation: “O LORD” is the Old Testament’s name for the “I AM”. Jesus Christ was the “I AM” incarnate. He loves us in a complete way.
Interpretation: All that David experienced in Psalm 139 is how Jesus Christ knows and loves you today! As we engraft this Psalm into our hearts and minds we will understand the cherished way Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, loves us.
Application Prayer: Lord God Jehovah, Thank you for coming in the flesh as Jesus Christ to be like us. Thank you for taking away the brokenness between you and me so I can know you. Thank you for searching me out and knowing me so well. Your grace is amazing and your care for me is overwhelmingly kind. …in Jesus Name, Amen.
What is your take away?
As we begin to journey through Psalm 139 please continue to pray for the people receiving these daily instructions.