Our Hearts Speak
People will make these statements: “You don’t know my heart,” or, “You know my heart.” Usually people use these statements to do less than they know to do — never to do more than is required or expected, but to do less.
“God knows my heart”:
God knows my heart – so He knows why I am not going to do some part of His word. We know to forgive, to give our tithes and offerings, to treat people well, to prefer others over our desires. But, God knows my heart, so He is OK with my being rebellious and disobedient. First of all, this is an excuse, not a truth.
Our actions reveal our hearts:
God never understands, nor permits, our being disobedient to His word. The truth in our hearts is revealed by our actions, our deeds, our words. If you are doing the right things — what God’s word teaches — you will never have to say, “God knows my heart.” Our hearts are revealed by our actions.
Luke 6:45 NLT: “A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.” The words of Jesus make it clear — a good heart produces good actions; an evil heart produces disobedience and rebellion against God’s word.
What is in your heart? You will know by what comes out of you.
Just a thought,
Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 @ 10:25 PM CDT
Check out our latest sermons or see other videos and podcasts.