Investigate my life, O God,
find out everything about me;
Cross-examine and test me,
get a clear picture of what I’m about;
See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong—
then guide me on the road to eternal life.
Psalm 139:23-24 The Message
The scrutiny of the Divine Being is asked for. This is a bold request…
- Investigate my life, or search me, means to dig deep. God is asked to lay bare his inmost nature, layer after layer, going ever deeper.
- Bring the deepest parts to light and know my heart, the center of my inmost self.
- Search me. I know you will find evil, but investigate anyway.
- Lead me in the ways of Godliness. The way which is right and good and leads to everlasting life.