Art Toombs Ministries 

Online Bible Commentary

Do You Believe the Bible?


Psalm 139: 13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.  (NKJV)


This passage from the Psalms tells us that God created each and every person. It says that He “formed” our “inward parts” in our mothers’ wombs (v.13). God carefully formed all of our inner parts, our organs, brains, etc. 

Then, the passage tells us that not only did God form our inner parts but He also formed our outer parts.  He formed “our frame” (v.15a). This means that he formed our outer appearance, including all appendages. He formed us in “secret”, again referring to the womb (v. 15b). We were “skillfully wrought” (v. 15c). 

In other words, God skillfully and carefully formed every minute part of our bodies, inside and out while we were still in the womb. The phrase “in the lowest parts of the earth” (v.15d) is figurative speech for the womb. 

The eyes of God also looked into the womb and saw us an “unformed body” (v. 16a). This state was life to God, proven by the fact that He had already written of all of our days in His “book” before we were even conceived (v.16b). So abortion is taking a life, in the eyes of God. 

God sums up his creation by saying that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (v.14). In other words, because every detail of us is skillfully formed by a perfect God, we are also made perfect. “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48) tells us that God is perfect. 

This does not mean that God does not give us disease, deformity, or illness, perhaps even before we leave the womb. However, it does mean that we are not to materially change the way he skillfully formed us. 

The Apostle Paul was struck with “a thorn in the flesh”. God allowed this and then told Paul “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12). So, God has His reasons for burdening his children with hardship. But His grace is sufficient. God does not make anyone imperfect. We are all made perfect in the eyes of God, as this passage says. 

The Bible says God is perfect. The Bible says He forms our bodies. Therefore our bodies are perfect, according to God’s idea of perfect. 

I use the following life application because it is front and center in our society today. (Certain people have put themselves front and center.) When we change our sex or use parts in a way that they were not “formed” to be used, we are telling God that He made a mistake in making us the way that He did. When we support these people, we are also saying that God made a mistake. 

When we say that God made a mistake, we are saying that God is not perfect. When we say that God is not perfect we are saying that we do not believe the Bible. 

It is as simple as that. It all comes down to whether or not we believe the Bible. We either believe the Bible or we don’t. Do you believe the Bible?