Thursday, March 9, 2023

He knows what is in your heart

He had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man. John 2:25

While Jesus was in Jerusalem during the Passover feast time, many came to Him for healings and miracles.  There were also many that came because they wanted to see the signs and wonders that He did.  Because of what they saw with their own eyes, they believed in His name.  However, Jesus did not stay in Jerusalem after the Passover like He did in other towns that He ministered.  He didn’t trust that the people there were really there for salvation because He knew what was in their hearts. 

He knows what is in our hearts today too.  He know when we come to Him with requests if we are just there because we have a need or if we are coming to hang out with Him for a while simply because we love Him.  Of course, He is always there for us when we have needs and concerns, but much like a parent/child relationship in the natural, He desires to have a close relationship with us beyond a “to do” list.

It can be compared to having a child that is born into your home and you provide, feed and nurture them until they are old enough to take care of their own needs.  Hopefully by that time you have developed a close enough relationship with them that after your child moves and has their own family, they still keep in touch and come by to visit regularly.  Yes, you love it when the call you when they have a problem or need help with something. However, you also enjoy just if you child wants to go to lunch with your or celebrate events with you.  The point is, there comes a point in your relationship with your children that you become friends.

Jesus had His core crew with Him all the time and these were His students, they were His followers and they were His confidants.  He taught them things that He didn’t teach others, He took them places that no one else went with Him and He showed them things that were coming up in the ministry.  They were His closest friends and He knew what each one of them had in their hearts the same way He knows what is in our hearts today.

Today I want to encourage you to spend some time in worship.  Let you Father in heaven know how much you love Him and show Him your love in an act of praise.  Keep Him with you all day long in conversation and listen to the direction that He speaks to your heart as you go through your time together, but don’t come with your agenda in mind. Go to Him with love in your heart because He has already discerned what your real intentions are. Open up and be honest with Him today to the point that you know what is really in your heart too. Then your relationship with Him will be based on love and trust on both sides.

Today’s scripture reading: John 2:23-25

23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did. 

24 But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all men, 

25 and had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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