Sunday, February 05, 2006
Search Me, O God!
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.
At times, we may not realize ourselves that something is not pleasing in God's sight. It are the little issues which we may keep hidden from the surface. It may be an attitude, a thought, a wrong action which is grievous to the Almighty God.
We need God to search our hearts and to let us know, through the Holy Spirit, that we need to clean up our wrongs, and repent.
Jesus mentioned the small foxes which ruin the vineyard. We would easily recognize a large black bear eating the apples from our tree, but a fox is quite sneaky in the way he operates.
These unnoticable sins in our lives need to come to the surface and being dealt with. Or else they undermine our relationship with the Lord.
So to speak, "little" sins will poison the soul, like cancer destroys the body.
Covering up wrongs and carrying it in secret will eventually disease our soul.
It will spread throughout our Christian walk and ministry. Eventually it will take over and enlarge its territory, giving room for more sin and unrighteousness.
These secrets must be revealed and the cover needs to be pulled off. Therefore, we need God to search our heart and reveal to us that which displeases Him.
We need daily to take time to examine our own soul and submit to the Holy Spirit. Because we have been a Christians for some time does not mean that we don't have to repent of hidden sin. We need to repent from sin just as much as a new Christian, who may come with a whole pile.
Let us empty our hearts before the Lord and apply the Blood of Jesus Christ, which purifies the soul and washes whiter than snow.
Whiter than snow, yes, whiter then snow. Jesus wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He pondereth all his goings. Proverbs 5:21
For the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: 1 Chronicles 28:9
Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps? Job 31:4