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Yaba Baptist Church: Cup Of Faith Daily Devotional 24 November 2022 – Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

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TOPIC: Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

Bible Text: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:13-15

Today’s topic is directly lifted from the fourteenth verse of Psalm 139, written by David. It is an expansive and well-loved Psalm expressing David’s complete confidence in God’s constant presence, involvement in His life, and personal knowledge.

The word “fearfully” indicates that creating life is a reverent and holy process. From the original Hebrew root yārē, the word fearfully isn’t about being scared but rather about being in the presence of what is sacred. Therefore, being fearfully made expresses the mysterious awesomeness associated with calling an individual into being. Each of us is “crafted” by God in His image but also specially designed to be who we are. It is only God who can design and create a human soul. Yes, there is a physical, biological process that occurs between humans or in medical laboratories that ignites the reproductive process but infusing a biological being with a soul is absolutely God’s business.

On the other hand, the expression, ‘wonderfully made’, is translated from the Hebrew word pālâ. It reinforces the notion of our individual craftsmanship and purpose. This phrase means we are created “distinct,” “set apart,” or “distinguished” from other creations.

The first thing to understand about this is our distinction from all other created beings. Humans are the climax of God’s creation, set apart from all elements, vegetation, animal life, and even from the angels. The second thing to understand is that our design, both physical, biological, mechanical, functional, mental, emotional, and spiritual, reflects our God’s expansive intelligence, wisdom, and creativity. We are wondrous and awesome in every way, and that was God’s idea. He is a designer, creator, engineer, mathematician, artist, mechanic, biologist, and philosopher, all rolled into an eternal and ever-present Father. The third thing is that every individual has a DNA code so unique we can be identified by it and connected with relations through it.

Beloved of God, each life matters. You matter to God. You were uniquely designed by Him. Like the psalmist, you were fearfully and wonderfully made. Believing this, trusting this, and having faith in God’s love for you may take a lifetime to embrace fully, but it is the truth. It’s an empowering truth.


I pray for you today

  1. May you continue to experience the awesomeness of God in the name of Jesus.
  2. You will not cease to experience His wonders.
  3. Today, the wonderful God will surprise you with wonderful gifts.
  4. Henceforth, you shall no longer bury your head in shame.
  5. You are lifted.

So shall it be in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Have a wonderful day.


Yours in Christ,
Revd Dr. Bayo Sola Aremu
Church pastor
Yaba Baptist Church
Sabo-Yaba, Lagos

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