"The lamp of The Lord searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost parts."
- Proverbs 20:27
As I woke this morning and spent time in His word, I was quickly reminded that while our words and actions may say one thing on the outside God's main priority and concern is our hearts condition. Look at...
1 Samuel 16:7
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
I the Lord search the heart...
And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit...
1 Chronicles 28:9
...for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thought.
Jesus reminded us that our fruits will be evidence of what's in our hearts. How's your heart today? When's the last time you had a REAL heart check up? Mine was this morning and to be honest, the Great Physician's findings weren't all that good.
My prayer and cry this morning are the same as the Psalmists in Ps 139 - "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts..." and Ps. 51 - "Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin."
Open up your heart this morning for a check up. He's not only The Great Physician, He's the ultimate Healer.