• Pastor Conrad

God Knows Your Heart

God Knows Your Heart

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life

Proverbs 4:23

There are many difficult decisions that must be made throughout a person’s life. Sometimes decisions must be made that are not clearly defined. Did you ever wish the answer was written in the sky or that a lightning bolt would strike you and you would know what you should do? There are some decisions that can’t be made by weighing the pros and cons. Red and black may be all right for businesses and bookkeeping, but everything can’t be decided on a profit and loss basis. When you have a decision to make, the world will tell you that you should “follow your heart” and that will be the best decision for you. The problem with that philosophy is that often you can’t trust your heart. I wonder how many of our problems we start ourselves by following or heart.

The Lord Jesus Christ said that what comes out of the heart defiles the man. God’s Word also says in Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”

Then immediately God answers in verse 10, the question that He just asked; “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”

One of the main reasons we must, “Keep thy heart with all diligence”, is that the heart is the seat of our understanding. That is what sets humans apart from animals. God in His infinite wisdom and understanding created Adam with a heart that understood God, but when Adam sinned he lost that ability, now we have a limited under-standing. But God’s understanding is infinite. Sometimes we call that attribute of His character “Omniscience” which means that God is the only one that really knows it all. The Almighty Jehovah God, the great I AM is the only one who knows all things of all time. He knows our thoughts and imaginations and intentions and always makes right judgments based on His supreme understanding.

We must all pray as David, king of Israel prayed in Psalm 139:23 and 24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

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