(for you, you only, know the hearts of all the children of mankind), 40 —I Kings 8:39

He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person. —John 2:25

Lord, You know everyone’s heart. —Acts 1:24

God, who knows the heart … —Acts 15:8

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. —Matthew 6:21

For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. —Matthew 12:34

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. —Matthew 22:37

            Only God knows what is in a person’s heart.   He knows what we are in the shadows as well as in the light. He knows our hearts better than we do. He knows what we truly treasure. He knows what our heart is full of. He knows how much we love Him and others. Yes, He knows everything about us!

            All those things we seek to hide from other people, He knows. All the failures and faults, all the blemishes and blunders, all the wrong motives and wrong thoughts—“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).

            Are you seeking to hide things from people? You can’t hide these from God. He knows. So why not get right with Him now. That is what is most important. It is sobering to think we will give account to Him one day. How many blind spots do I have, thinking I am doing the right thing, but really the motive is not right? How many of those blind sports are there that you may have? He knows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP_5qwSS9Xk If we think we do not have any blind spots then we are deceiving ourselves. Even the Apostle Paul said, “My conscience is clear, but that does not vindicate me. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God” (I Corinthians 4:4-5).   Sobering… the Lord will expose both what is hidden in the darkness of our lives and the motives of our hearts.   Yes, that is sobering. May we seek to honor Him.

Dear Father, it is my heart’s desire to have the right motives in serving You. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it.

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