Fearfully And Wonderfully Made.
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Fearfully And Wonderfully Made.

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. Psalms 139:14 NKJV

The glory of it is here given to God, entirely to him for it is he that has made us and not we ourselves. "I will praise thee, the author of my being my parents were only the instruments of it." It was done, Under the divine inspection: My substance, when hid in the womb, nay, when it was yet but in fieri--in the forming, an unshapen embryo, was not hidden from thee thy eyes did see my substance. By the divine operation. As the eye of God saw us then, so his hand wrought us we were his work. According to the divine model: In thy book all my members were written. Eternal wisdom formed the plan, and by that almighty power raised the noble structure.

Glorious things are here said concerning it. The generation of man is to be considered with the same pious veneration as his creation at first. Consider it, as a great marvel, a great miracle we might call it, but that it is done in the ordinary course of nature. We are fearfully and wonderfully made we may justly be astonished at the admirable contrivance of these living temples, the composition of every part, and the harmony of all together.

As a great mystery, a mystery of nature: My soul knows right well that it is marvellous, but how to describe it for any one else I know not for I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the womb as in the lowest parts of the earth, so privately, and so far out of sight.

As a great mercy, that all our members in continuance were fashioned, according as they were written in the book of God's wise counsel, when as yet there was none of them or, as some read it, and none of them was left out. If any of our members had been wanting in God's book, they would have been wanting in our bodies, but, through his goodness, we have all our limbs and sense, the want of any of which might have made us burdens to ourselves. See what reason we have then to praise God for our creation, and to conclude that he who saw our substance when it was unfashioned sees it now that it is fashioned. - Matthew Henry

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