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God’s Created Masterpiece

Today's Devotional

Read: Psalm 139:13-18 | Bible in a Year: Ezra 3-5; John 20

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

Although neuroscience has made great progress in understanding how the brain works, scientists admit they’re still in the early stages of understanding it. They understand brain architecture, some aspects of its function, and regions that respond to environment, activate our senses, generate movements, and contain emotions. But they still can’t figure out how all these interactions contribute to behavior, perception, and memory. God’s incredibly complex, created masterpiece—humanity—is still mysterious.

David acknowledged the marvels of the human body. Using figurative language, he celebrated God’s power, evidenced by His sovereign control over the entire natural process of being “knit . . . together in [his] mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13). He wrote, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful” (v. 14). The ancients viewed the development of a child inside the mother’s womb as a great mystery (see Ecclesiastes 11:5). Even with limited knowledge of the marvelous complexities of the human body, David still stood in awe and wonder of God’s amazing work and presence (Psalm 139:17-18).

The marvelous and wonderful complexity of the human body reflects the power and sovereignty of our great God. Our only responses can be praise, awe, and wonder!

How does the intricate design of your body lead you to praise God? In what creative ways could you thank Him today?

Dear God, I praise You for making me so fearfully and wonderfully complex. What an amazing Creator You are!

Learn more about What Is Worship? Living in Response to God.


Like a potter, God shaped man from clay (Isaiah 64:8) and breathed into him the breath of life (Genesis 2:7; Job 12:10). Humans are the only creatures privileged to be created “in the image of God” (Genesis 1:27), setting us apart from other creatures. Each person is a unique individual, possessing the mental, emotional, and spiritual consciousness of our Creator and the capacity to have a personal relationship with Him. The Old Testament patriarch Job may be the first person to acknowledge that “[God’s] hands shaped me and made me. . . . [You clothed] me with skin and flesh and knit me together with bones and sinews” (Job 10:8, 11). David, celebrating himself as one of God’s masterpieces, says that he’s been “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God (Psalm 139:14).

By |2024-06-12T02:33:20-04:00June 12th, 2024|
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