19 NOV

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

GOD SEES STRAIGHT THROUGH YOU, Y’KNOW

Proverbs 16:2

‘…Motives are weighed by the Lord’   Proverbs 16:2 NIV
 
Wanna fool the big guy? Nice try. He’s wearing Creator-Ray glasses (think X-ray on overdrive) and has direct line-of-sight into your heart. So those secret thoughts, those sly intentions, those ulterior motives, yup, He’s clocked those.
 
Done a good deed and already looking forward to telling your mates about it? Clocked. Sitting in church to tick a box in folks’ opinions of you, but your heart’s far from your Father? Spotted. Helping the needy, but sneakily greedy? Noted; name, time and place. Surprise, surprise, God’s not much for falling for false-hood.
[FYI, the Bible is full of people messing up just like this. Check these refs for the above examples: Israel, guilty (Isaiah 1:10-17 NIV). Judas, guilty (John 12:4-8 NIV), and there’s a whole heap more.]
 
So what are we saying today? Get a good look at your heart. God does. Are the things that drive your thoughts and actions things that make the Father’s heart sing over you with joy? Or have you allowed a Grand Canyon to open up between you? Wake up and smell the burning of His Creator-Ray-vision – it may cut deeper than you’d like.
 
What now?
 
This boils down to nothing more complicated than keeping your relationship right with God, but we know that’s easier said than done. Set serious time aside today to ask Him where you’re out of line with Him. Write down the answers to yourself.

Is 42-44, John 12:1-11, Ps 76 , Pr 27:4-6

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