“But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; but the LORD looketh on the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7 KJV
It is very important that we check for updates on our computer. Sometimes we forget to check and a virus attacks our computer. The computer doesn’t work right or it even stops working. That is how it is with our heart. We need to allow God to do updates on our heart so our heart will be right with Him.
Pastor Elisha Albright Hoffman wrote a hymn that should make us search our heart “Is Thy Heart Right with God?”. That is a question that each one of us must answer. We can fool others and even ourselves but God sees what is in our heart and He knows if there is something in our heart that shouldn’t be there.
When God looks in our heart, does He see resentment, jealousy, hatred, unforgiveness, criticism and bitterness or anything else that hurts Him and breaks His heart? If so, we need to repent and ask Him to forgive us. If we allow sin to remain in our heart, He won’t even hear us when we pray.
We read in the Bible. “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isaiah 59:2). Let’s stop hurting God and breaking His heart. If we will make sure our heart is right before God, we won’t hurt Him as much as we do.
Heavenly Father, if there is something in our heart that hurts You, we’re sorry. Please help us to love others unconditionally. We love You, Heavenly Father. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweOctober 3, 2017