Wednesday, July 9, 2014

From the Inside Out

“Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did. But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.” – John 2:23-25

The whole point of Jesus’ earthly ministry was to create believers through His life, death, and resurrection – bringing us back to God.  Yet even when those that saw Him believed, He knew He could not trust them.  Why?  Because “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1:3)  He knew man from the inside out – from the heart.  He knew their thoughts (Mark 2:8, Matthew 22:18, Luke 11:17), and though they believed Him for the miracles they saw Him perform to be the Messiah, He knew that they could not be trusted.

He still sees the heart and knows the thoughts we think today.  He knows if we are being hypocritical, carrying pride and sin in our lives.  He knows when our thoughts are evil, and our intentions impure.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” – Psalms 19:14




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