Inspiration

God Knows The Heart

Message summary: The
diagnostic ability of modern medicine is surely astonishing but it does
not begin to compare with God’s knowledge. The Psalmist David said it
well, “Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” (Psalm 139:6)
.


“God, who knows the heart,
showed that He accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as
He did to us” (Acts 15:8). “For the LORD searches every heart and
understands every motive behind the thoughts” (1 Chronicles 28:9). “For
the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged
sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and
marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
Nothing in all
creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid
bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account”
(Hebrews 4:12,13).

Search me, O
God, and know my heart today;
try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray.
See if there be some wicked way in me;
cleanse me from every sin and set me free.


It’s amazing to consider the rapid pace of the increase of medical
knowledge in our lifetime, especially diagnostic procedures. In
November of 1895 German physics professor Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen made
a remarkable discovery. He took a tube similar to a fluorescent light
bulb, removed all the air and filled it with a special gas, the
genesis of the x-ray. Six weeks later, at the close of 1895, he
published his observations and mailed his colleagues a photograph of
the bones of his wife’s hand, showing her wedding ring on her finger.

MRI machineDiagnostic
procedures continue to be simplified, improved and even performed while
infants are still in their mother’s womb at increasingly earlier stages
of gestation.

The diagnostic ability of modern medicine is surely astonishing but it
does not begin to compare with God’s knowledge. The Psalmist David said
it well, “Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” (Psalm 139:6)
.

The first daily Scripture declares, “God,
who knows the heart.”
 
What a powerful thought! In this context it speaks of God’s knowledge
of a person’s spiritual heart. God knows not only every minute detail
of the physical aspect of this wonderful pumping organ which is vital
to life; He also knows what’s in the heart spiritually.  He knows
where we lack, when we deceive and the very motives of why we do that
which we do.

Hebrews 4:12,13He knows your heart. After
the writer of Hebrews describes the effectiveness and preciseness of
the two-edged sword he writes, “Nothing
in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and
laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews
4:13)
. That’s pretty humbling and yet I’m sure glad Scripture
tells it the way it is.  Aren’t you thankful for that!

There are various diagnostic procedures to determine if there is an
abnormality or if there is a foreign substance attacking one’s healthy
body. When we are undergoing these kinds of tests we don’t want them to
miss anything. We want the procedure to be precise and accurate, so
that we can make a wise, informed decision in how we might best deal
with the problem.

We also want to rely on the Holy Spirit to reveal to us that which we
might be neglecting or are unaware of that would hinder or destroy our
spiritual relationship with God.  It might be through Scripture
reading or during prayer. It might be through a trial or through a
godly messenger that God uses to speak to our heart. It might be
through our observation of the way God is working in another’s life
that His Spirit speaks to us. Whatever method God chooses I pray that
we are watching and listening to Him, “to
whom we must give account.”

Be encouraged today,

Stephen & Brooksyne Weber

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Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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