March 18, 2019
Last week we talked about how God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Pride is a heart issue that has outward signs that are recognizable. This week, we are going to ask God to check our hearts. There is nothing wrong with identifying something as wrong or right. However, when do those moral convictions turn into slander or judgment? There is nothing wrong with making plans for the future, but when do those plans turn into our will versus God’s will? God cares about our innermost thoughts because he knows that what comes out of our hearts turns into actions.
Here is the good news… God is in the business of changing and shaping the hearts of man. He has done it throughout the course of history and he can change our hearts as well. Psalms 139:23-24 says, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting.” When we ask God to test and know our hearts, HE DOES. Then we will see that God replaces our desires with His desires.