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How Does God See Your Heart?

If we say we have faith in Christ, then it is important to really mean it. Saying that we believe means nothing unless there is action taking place in our lives with it. So everything we do, we do it unto the Lord. If there is sin in our lives, we give to God in prayer, that He may cut it out. Just is important to people that do this. I know that Jesus is important, but I often wonder if many other people think the same way. For me, I can’t stand normal television, but only like to watch things that glorify God. However, what I am witnessing in people’s homes is that this is not their same desire. Instead, what is seen on television has nothing to do with God, but is very worldly in nature. The same can be said for music. I can’t stand any kind of music that doesn’t point me to God through the lyrics or notes that are played. However, I see people who proclaim to be Christians playing music that does not glorify God but is about anything else but Him. Even video game consoles and games on people’s phones have become one of the biggest times wasters next to TV Shows and movies. And what I am seeing in games is that God is absent, where sorcery and killing fill up most of these games. Again, I question people who say they are saved when they are caught up in such things, but God knows their hearts. People can portray themselves to be one way at church, but God can see who they really are when they are at home and abroad. You see, the God of the heavens looks at what is in our hearts and what we most cherish in life. And if God is not glorified in the things we do, then our faith is dead, and we will be rejected and joined with the likes of the wicked come judgment day. A life saved for Christ means a change of heart, mind, and soul to living for His kingdom and not the world. Anybody found living outside of His will are not saved.

For us to understands how God sees us, we must know what the Bible says on this matter. It reads, 1“the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) We know that God sees our hearts and judges us based on what we put into it daily. Therefore, what David said next is important. He said, 2“make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” (Psalm 51:8-12) Can’t you hear the longing of David’s heart for God’s mercy to fall upon him? He knew that he was a sinner and needed God’s forgiveness and grace in order to be saved. And the best part of all of this is that he was tired of the ways of the world and now only wanted to have God help him hear true joy and gladness that comes from above. Then, would even his bones rejoice to know God’s great love and kindness. My friends, after he said this, he asked that his sins would be forgiven and that he would be made clean. And what did he want to be made clean? His heart. His heart needed to get right with God and the only way this could happen is if God put in Him the Holy Spirit. Then, would he be restored in the joy of the Lord’s salvation. This is what needs to happen for a transformation to happen in you like it has for me. I wish more people would be saved, but it is up to them to start living each day for Him and not other things like TV, Video Games, and music. Allow God to cut out the bad things in your life and instill in you the good things.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will really start thinking about who they are for You before they start doing things for the sake of their own flesh and the world. Too many people’s hearts are filthy and tarnished because of the things of this world, and they don’t even realize it. They don’t realize how much time they are wasting watching so much TV. Most of them are shows and TV that You would not watch with them, but still, they allow the world to fill them up with such wicked and vial things. Such things dishonor You and lead people to live in darkness, which goes against the light You give us. Even the video games people are playing on their phones and consoles are time wasters and very evil at that. These things have put the enemies clutches into people, that they have a hard time finding time to read the Bible and to pray. Lord, please wake these people up to know You before it is too late. Don’t they realize that the worldly songs they listen to are also killing any relationship they once had with You? Surely, what people put their trust in is either going to save their souls from hell and lead them to heaven or lead them to hell, where there is only destruction and pain. Jesus, I pray that people will turn from their sins and cry out to You for forgiveness. The evils in this world will not stop before Your coming, but the evil and vial things in our own lives can. We just need to start looking to You in real faith that actually produces good works. This will lead us to live a life pleasing in Your sight. What we need is more of You and less of us in our lives. We need Your holiness to take over our hearts, that we may live up to Your standards and not the worlds. I rejoice just to know You. You make me glad. I am so happy because You have saved me from my sins. I love You, Jesus. Never let go of my hand. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

1 Samuel 16
11 Samuel 16 (KJV)
1 And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord.
3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.
4 And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.
7 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; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.
9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.
10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these.
11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.
15 And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.
16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.
19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.
20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.
21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.
23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
Psalm 51
2Psalm 51 (KJV)
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

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