Hello and welcome. This is Pastor lucy Penta. With your daily insights. We said a few days ago that the affairs of the heart are open to the gates of the Lord. There is nothing there in that is hidden from him. All the complexities and sublet qualities of our hearts are known to him to the tiniest details. You see the models and the device is the human heart when it's not rooted in God are not to be entirely trusted even by he that holds them. Our hearts are not just weak and frail. They are weekend and deceitful. Even when we think that we are on the right, they're still lies sin in our hearts more than we are aware of our hearts.
In the apprehension of things are deceitful in nature. A month's heart it's capable of coloring things to fit its narrative to declare us to those to whom peace does not exist. That there is peace. A heart rules one to the ruin. This is the state and the nature of the human heart and it is impossible for someone to search their own hearts through all its winding to reveal what is at the very bottom of it. No one can neither fully know he is all her own heart nor that of his or her neighbors. It is untouchable. And this is why the Lord tells Jeremiah in Jeremiah 17 verse 9-10 that the heart of a man is deceitful above all things that none but the Lord can understand its motives.
None but the Lord can such and know the mind of man only The Lord is fully acquainted with the affairs of the heart and mind of man. The thoughts and designs the council, the intentions, the affections, the determinations of humankind are only fully open to the inspection of the Lord. It is only he that can pass a just judgment on what he deserves. It would be to fool ourselves if we think we can rely on our own righteousness. And it is my prayer that we may be cautious of the inclination and directions of our hearts. May the Lord give us the grace to challenge our own hearts and minds and to judge them by the measure of God's truth.
And I just want to go back a little bit and say this at a personal level, not corporately, and I say it again. May the Lord give me the grace to challenge my heart in my mind and to judge them by the measure of God's truth. May we have the wisdom or may I have the wisdom? You can personalize this to trust God's testimony on the matter of our hearts or my heart, because it is only from him that we can receive instructions by which we can measure ourselves. You see the truth is that the only way we can truly escape the deception of our own hearts and minds is by a binding in the Lord because the heart that is alienated from him as sick and unreliable. Yes, Sin has made a mark in our hearts even with the depth of a dynamo point.
But we have been called and grafted to he that can overwrite those marks. Yes. We live under constant temptation from without and from within. But we have been called to drink from the fountain that purifies the heart. And it's my prayer that we may desire to drink from the very fountain of righteousness that its waters may flow even to the deepest ends of our hearts and rid them of all the sensitiveness that the light of God's word may shine even to the darkest corners of our hearts. Until no shadow of wickedness is left there in May we surrender to christ when we let him dwell in our hearts so that we may be rooted and grounded in him that his righteousness itself, He died and rose. So that the old self may die and we may receive a new nature.
He was stricken so that our hats may be healed. May we lean on into him. May we let him search through our hearts and approved. All that is of the old nature. Until we are in sync with his nature. Until our will our intentions. Our thoughts are in sync with his because only then are we safe from the deceptions of our own hearts shalom this is Pastor lucy painter with your daily insights and this is matters of the heart. But for me, mm hmm mm hmm. Thank you for your continued support and encouragement to the making of the daily insights. Reaching an average of 60 people a day with over 10,000 total plays.
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