We turned to Jeremiah 29:11-13 this evening.
11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
God has a plan for His people. At this time, Israel were all in captivity but God tells them that if they are willing to do some searching, they can find Him. Israel is a picture of today’s church. God thinks of us! He bought and paid for us with the blood of His son.
1 Peter 1:15
We are instructed to be HOLY!
Leviticus 20:7 Sanctified
David says “Search Me” in Ps 139
God doesn’t need a warrant to search our hearts. Interestingly enough, we often feel that we are doing okay, but in reality, there are tings deep within that we may not understand ourselves. This blogger is reminded of a conversation I had years ago with a fairly young Christian. It went like this:
Other person: Hi there. How are you?
Me: I’m good thanks. How are you doing?
Other person: Great! I’ve been keeping track and I haven’t sinned in nine days! I’m so excited!
Well, I didn’t burst this persons bubble, but the fact is that even if there had been nothing before, pride was standing there now! Oh how frustrating it is at times! We try and try and yet can never arrive!
Holiness is something that we may seek in our lives but attaining it is always just out of our grasp.
How great are thy works! We do not have the mind of God and can not understand Him but if we love Him, we should be in His control. The world should not control us. Others should not control our minds.
1 Cor 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Mat 12:24-25. Jesus could read the thoughts of those he was with. He can read your thoughts! Do you want Him to know?
Be Holy. Live Holy.