Study Guide – Psalm 139:13-18



13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you. NIV

As you read verses 13-16, consider how intricate and
delicate your body is. Describe each phrase of these verses.


Look back to verse 7 and verse 11. How close was the Lord to
you in the process of your growth in the womb? What does this teach you about
God’s love and knowledge of you?


What is it that the writer of this psalm knows “full well”
In verse 14?


Imagine verses 17-18 for a moment. Why is the writer
suddenly overwhelmed by what he has been thinking?



What about yourself do you need to realize that God knows
and that God treasures?



What does this passage teach us about the development and
the value of a baby in the womb?

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Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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