Anyone who believes that his heart is not deceitful is deceived. This is the Bible Minute.
In a time of personal reflection, the prophet Jeremiah wrote these words, "The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" (Jeremiah 17:9). Left on my own there isn't much I can't rationalize. Even a clearly sinful action can be explained away as something earned or deserved. That's why David's prayer in Psalm 139:23-24 should be our daily prayer.
Here's what David prayed. "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
When I understand that I am not the best judge of my motives, it's time to bow before the God who sees all the way into my heart. Let's ask Him to do some serious searching.
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