9 The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?
10 “I the Lord search the heart
and test the mind,[a]
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his deeds.”
It’s a rhetorical question, no one except God knows what is going on in our hearts for the real reasons we do what we do. We are forever explaining, denying, projecting, accusing, defending, complicating, and placating it’s hard to tell. Hard, but not impossible. God knows and He will tell. Will we listen? (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What stands out to you in this passage and why?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life this week?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray (silently) for the people who are seated close to you as you read this.