Psalm 139:17-18 “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.”
Do you read the Bible? Do you realize it is a message written to you, personally? If you don’t read it, what a shame to miss what was meant for you. The personal nature of God’s word is a theme that Psalm 139 points us to. “How precious to me – (i.e., me, personally, put your name here) – are your thoughts, O God!” God’s personal thoughts towards each and every one of us are vast. They are more numerous than the sand. Surely none of us thinks about anyone else, even those we love more than anyone else, even a tiny fraction as much. And many of God’s thoughts toward us are recorded in the Bible, an infinite book. There are so many places in which this book is meant to be taken personally. It’s not meant for the other guy, or just little old ladies, or for Christians, or for other religious people. It’s meant for each and every person on the face of the earth. He was thinking of you and me, personally, when He authored it. He meant for you and me to know what it says. He sent this message from Heaven to be read by us in black and white. He already knows us far better than we know ourselves, and wonders of wonders, He longs for each and every one of us to also know Him, personally. He wants us to call on Him as our Father. He wants to teach us, bless us, guide us, and love us. And He has made this possible through the words He has spoken to us in the Bible.
So, do you want to hear the precious thoughts of the One who loves you more than you can ever fully understand? Do you want all that is meant for you? Do you want to know the intimate thoughts of a loving God – towards you, personally? Then read the Bible, God’s very personal love letter to each one of us.