Monday, May 7, 2012

Proverbs 21:2

How would you like to live here?


Actually, you know what? You already do!

 God is looking down at us and can see every little nook, every little area of the deepest part of our soul--all of the time!

2  Every way of a man is right in his own eyes,
    but the Lord weighs the heart.

This verse is not talking about our physical appearance, but rather, our actions. We humans have a habit of being self-righteous and egotistical. 
As one commentary puts it, 

"we too often judge by our outward actions and ignore our inward motives, God looks upon the heart and judges the real thoughts and motivations for the deeds."

I can pull up some Scriptures for you...the Pharisees would be a good start. But then, wouldn't that be a bit self-righteous of me? You know--pointing the finger at the Pharisees, when I know that each of us has used the wrong inward motive for an outward action.

No--I think today I would like to keep this short, sweet, and prayerful. 
Please pray this song today:

4 comments:

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Very well presented!

Carrie P. said...

Yes, Lord create a clean heart in me and renew my spirit.

Snoodles said...

Lovely post, Tonya, and what a good reminder of how we need to keep our hearts ready to respond to the Spirit.

Belinda said...

Lovely and profound post.