Good afternoon, as we go about our day, and daily affairs of life, let us remember to Examine our heart daily. As David the Psalmist writes in Psalm 139:23-24
“Search me, God, and know my heart;Psalm 139:23-24
test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.”
There are some things we are aware of, and then there are some things only God sees deep within us.
When we pray Psalm 139:23-24 over ourselves, we give God permission to search our hearts, and examine our motives, and if he finds anything in us, that causes us harm, or hinder us in any way, to remove it from us. Now the removal process may hurt a little, but it is for our own good, and benefit. In order for us to receive God’s best, we must be ready to receive his best.
There are some things that God is not pleased with, and some character in us, that hinder us from receiving God’s best for us, so he has to remove it.
For what was detestable in his sight then, is still detestable in his eyes today.
“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.”Proverbs 6:16-19
Do I have eyes that search for evil? Wrong thoughts, wrong actions, conversations?
Do I lie to cover up my mistakes?
Do I unknowingly shed blood through hate, and unforgiveness?
Does my heart device evil plans, that would save my skin, and hurt others?
Do my feet quickly run to do evil?
Do I slander others, accuse others to make myself look good?
Do I stir up conflict, and create division amongst my brothers, for my selfish gains?
I must be careful because I’m human and prone to making mistakes. I am in no way exempt from this. God hates it, I must hate it too!
Examine our hearts Lord!!
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