Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.
(Jeremiah 17:10 (NIV))
Do you ever search your heart and examine your own mind?
Self-examination can be painful!
No one likes to admit their shortcomings, their faults and the sinful nature that holds them captive. Even though we may have professed that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, we still face the issues that we did before this profession. The only difference is that we have acknowledged that we cannot face them on our own. We are to turn to Jesus constantly to help us.
With that in mind, what are your thoughts? What are your deeds? Are they focused on the sinful nature or have you replaced them with thoughts of Jesus?
Without Jesus, none of us deserve anything.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
(Romans 3:23 (NIV))
Without Jesus, we are lost to our sin and will reap the fullness of what we deserve.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 6:23 (NIV))
If you have accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, then your heart should be filled with the things that Jesus desires for you. It should be filled with the things that God desires. We should be like David who was known to be a man after God’s own heart.
When the Lord searches your heart, what will He find?
What reward do you deserve?