As we continue our devotional study of Psalm 139 let’s now answer the question: Are there any commands to obey? I didn’t find any directly stated in this Psalm, but there are some inferred.
For example, when the psalmist prays in verse 24, “See if there is any offensive way in me,” the inference is to avoid anything that would be viewed by God as offensive. The psalmist describes such in verses 19-21: “If only you would slay the wicked, O God!…They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name…I …hate those who hate you, O Lord, and abhor those who rise up against you?” By implication, we should avoid wickedness or speak about God with evil intent, thus misusing His name, or hate God or rise up against Him.
Another inferred command is, don’t try hiding from God, whether hiding thoughts, attitudes or actions, or running away from Him, hiding in darkness. All of these are futile.
On the positive side, an inferred command is to study God’s Word to discover His plan for your life and ask Him to enable you to cooperate and conform to it. That’s what Paul prayed for in Colossians 1:9, We pray for you and ask God “to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding…(so) you may live a life worthy of the Lord and…please him in every way.”
Pray that for yourself and others.