He knows my heart!

“All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord.” (Proverbs 16:2)
Just because I think I’m right (short for ‘righteous’), doesn’t mean I am.
Paul thought he was faultless (Philippians 3:4-6), until he met Jesus.
Then he realized thinking he was right didn’t make him innocent (1 Corinthians 4:4).
The Lord sees deeper than we do, into the motives of our heart.
This is becoming more apparent to me as I wrestle with tough issues.
When I am making decisions about things over which others struggle.
I read the bible and carefully discern what others have to say.
I mean well, but that does not make my view right, or someone else’s wrong.
Wisdom compels me to be humble about myself, to avoid destruction (Proverbs 16:18).
I believe in right, wrong, good and evil; I just don’t think I’ve figured it out.
I no longer hold my beliefs with certainty; rather I hold them with humility.
No two Christians around the world have ever agreed on everything.
Thankfully we don’t need to be right to be saved; Jesus took care of that or us.
But we do need to be humble, and God sees into our hearts if we are or not.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, it is not my rightness but Your rightness that counts. I cannot avoid making conclusions and holding positions, but help me to do so in a humble, gracious way.

One Comment

  1. God’s way.
    Commit to the Lord whatever you do.
    This is God’s world. He is the ruler yet. And His rule will come to fruition and completion one day. He reigns and I am His servant living for Jesus. My journey of learning must be a journey in joy because I am walking in His SonShine every day and He establishes my steps.
    On my journey I need to avoid evil walking each day with Him. Today is the Lord’s day. Today as in every day, Today God Is First. Living this way for Jesus also gives me a discerning heart, listening to His words, guiding me through this day.

    Sing them over again to me,
    Wonderful words of Life.
    Let me more of their beauty see,
    Wonderful words of Life.
    Words of life and beauty, teach me faith and duty,
    Beautiful words, wonderful words,
    Wonderful words of Life. (2)

    Christ the blessed One gives to all,
    Wonderful words of Life.
    Sinner, listen to the loving call,
    Wonderful words of Life.
    All so freely given, wooing us to Heaven,
    Beautiful words, wonderful words,
    Wonderful words of Life. (2)

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