Man is Unique
Man is unique
Psalms 139:1 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Man is Unique
Psalms 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Man is unique in many ways:
Each person has 60,000 to 1000,000 blood vessels
The average human has 2,000 – 4,000 taste buds
A person can produce enough saliva to fill 2 bathtubs each year
Your heart beats 100,000 times a day
Your body has more than 600 muscles
I. God knew you before you were born
Jer. 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Is 44:24 Thus saith the Lord, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
II. God makes all of us special and different
Including autistic children, children with Down syndrome, or any other disability
We all have different weaknesses and strengths
Ps 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Luke 12:7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Ways we are alike:
- We all are imperfect
Romans 10:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
Romans 10:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Ecc. 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
2. We all are valuable
Is 43:4a Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee:
3. We all are afraid of something
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Ways we are different:
III. God loves all of us
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
I John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Conclusion: Our main purpose is to glorify God
Is 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Ps. 86:12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
Matt. 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.