July 7, 2011
V 24 but Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people
What do we hide? What secret desires or sin do we put within our hearts in the hope that no one will notice? What is that little voice inside our head really saying as we put an outward smile on our faces, in the hopes of covering it up? For the most part I’d say we are pretty glad no one can see that, but is that really true? God’s Word says that He knows the hearts of man, and we know this intellectually. Yet, do we put this intellectual knowledge into practice. For instance, if we are praying for forgiveness for sin, yet, refuse to name the sin that we KNOW is in our hearts right then, are we living as though we believe God knows our hearts. If we are hurting from some pain in our lives that we hide from everyone else, why do we also hide it from the one who can sustain us through it? Why do we not run to Him who can hold us? Psalm 91:14 says “Under his wings you will find refuge.” Why are we not running for the sanctuary found there? I believe that we run to God so that He will take the hurt away and never really realize that He can also sustain us through it. Despite the hurt going on around us there is great peace to be found kept under His wings, and also, in the knowledge that God already knows what our heart’s need.